White Hart Lane hotshot keen on St James’ Park deal.
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Robbie Keane ‘favours Newcastle transfer’ as he plans Spurs exit
Robbie Keane has set his sights on a January transfer to Newcastle United after being told he is free to leave Spurs, according to a report.
The Irish striker has started just two Premier League games for Tottenham this season, after falling behind Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko in Harry Redknapp’s plans.
Spurs have made it clear they want to offload Keane during next month’s transfer window and West Ham United, Wolves and Birmingham City have all expressed an interest – but it now appears the 30-year-old has other ideas.
According to the Evening Chronicle, Keane is hoping Newcastle will renew their interest, after they failed with an attempt to sign him in August.
A Spurs source explained: ‘He was intrigued by the interest when he was linked with Newcastle last summer and is eagerly waiting to see what happens.’
However, the former Liverpool forward may find wages are a stumbling block, as he is thought to earn around double the pay ceiling in place at St James’ Park. (Metro)
Whilst Robbie Keane may well demand a high salary at least Alan Pardew would know what he was getting and that is a prolific marksman with oodles of Premier League experience and perhaps most importantly, a player who wants to prove some people wrong.
The 30 year old appears to have no future at White Hart Lane and has been linked with a move to many Premier League sides but if he has set his heat on a move to St James’ Park then the Magpies would do well to make his wish come true.
Anyone who believes that Keane is past his sell by date should remember that last term he netted 25 times in all competitions for Spurs and Celtic, which is a pretty damn good return. Newcastle United are currently a little too dependent on Andy Carroll for their firepower but given how young the England international is it would make sense to look for a potential strike partner and Keane’s clever work off the ball and eye for goal could well make him the ideal foil for the powerful Gateshead born striker.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/851517-robbie-keane-favours-newcastle-transfer-as-he-plans-spurs-exit#ixzz19buO0uGJ
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