This underrated Tottenham striker is a consistent goalscorer in the Premier League, but outside of White Hart Lane, rarely gets the praise he deserves. Now it seems he has a fan in Rafa Benitez!
Liverpool want Robbie Keane to wear their famous No 7 shirt next season.
Kop boss Rafa Benitez plans a £20million player-plus-cash offer involving wantaway striker Peter Crouch.
But Tottenham have resisted the first tentative Anfield approach for striker Keane.
Spurs told the Reds they would be wasting their time making a formal bid for the Irish ace.
That will not dissuade Benitez, who has decided a forward line of Keane and Fernando Torres is the key to an improved domestic campaign.
Benitez is prepared to restructure his tactical plans to accommodate Keane by pushing Steven Gerrard back into his favoured central midfield role.
Keane’s loyalty to Spurs will be tested now Benitez’s interest is public.
The 27-year-old, who has been at White Hart Lane since 2002, is settled in North London. (News of the World)
Keane has scored a dozen plus goals in each of his six seasons at Spurs, and a total of 107 goals in a shade over 200 starts is mighty impressive. The Irishman gets through a great deal of work and is much admired at WHL but could he be tempted by a move to Anfield? Would Spurs appreciate Liverpool man Peter Crouch in exchange for Keano or would they deem this a step down?