Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish would be happy to sign Robbie Keane on a permanent basis if the two-goal hero was interested.
When asked if Keane deserved a bigger stage than the Major Soccer League, McLeish said: “It’s one of these things he’s chosen to do. It is up to Robbie.
McLeish praises Keane
“If he feels he wants to come back to the Premier League, I’m sure there would be some welcoming arms.
“I would like to think we’d be interested. We brought him in. He’s paid his dues with that magnificent performance today.
“It was two great strikes. Robbie has done that throughout his career and it was no surprise to see him getting on the scoresheet.
“The winner was spectacular. Not many people shoot from outside the box these days, but Keane has done that a few times over the years. They were two sublime strikes.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
This could be interesting. Robbie Keane may well be interested in a potential quick-fire return to the Premier League, having only left for MLS side LA Galaxy some six months ago, but whether his American employers would consider such a sale is another matter.
The 31 year old made an immediate impact at Aston Villa with two glorious strikes to help the Midlands side overcome local rivals Wolves and perhaps the Irishman is having second thoughts and realises that he is still very much capable of hitting the highs at the highest level.
With the Euro 2012 finals just around the corner there may be even more of a temptation for Keane to keep his form in check by playing in one of the most competitive leagues on the planet but one imagines Alex McLeish’s wish to bring in the former Tottenham man on a permanent basis may be checked by the LA Galaxy.
Keane helped his MLS side to a domestic league triumph in his first season at the Home Depot Center, notching up four goals in nine games for the LA Galaxy.
The Dublin born striker is a natural born finisher and has scored goals regularly throughout his career and indeed the on loan Aston Villa man should be given credit for opting to not overly celebrate his two strikes on the weekend against the club where his career started, Wolves.