No Premier League return for former Tottenham striker.
Robbie Keane has turned down the chance to return to the Premier League on loan after being offered the chance to help save strugglers QPR from the drop.
Former Tottenham striker Keane is currently out of action following the completion of a long MLS season in which he helped Los Angeles Galaxy lift the title. And the 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international was wanted by QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who was his boss at Tottenham, to join on loan for a short period and get the club out of the relegation zone.
But, after signing a new two-year deal to finish his career with LA Galaxy, Keane wants to rest after the exertions of the title-winning MLS season rather than return to the Premier League for a month-and-a-half loan spell.
“It’s been a long season, with the Euros and what have you,” Keane, who represented the Republic of Ireland in Euro 2012, told the Sun on Sunday. “I’ve a few little niggles that need to be sorted out so I don’t think it would be right to go anywhere.”
QPR have now turned their attentions to signing Marseille forward Loic Remy, who is said to prefer a move to London and Loftus Road ahead of a possible transfer to Newcastle.
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