Like any other club in their position, Spurs are not going to lose their twin strikeforce without one hell of a scrap. Daniel Levy has recently reported Manchester United and Liverpool to the Premier League due to their sniffing around Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane respectively. However, both clubs seem reasonably confident that they will get their man.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Rafael Benitez seems assured that the Irishman will be arriving at Anfield before the start of the season, especially once the Reds up their offer for Keane. However, as the Barrygate will testify, this does not ensure the signing, and the last thing the Liverpool manager will want is another long drawn-out affair.
Rafael Benitez remains confident of reaching a successful conclusion in his attempt to complete the £20 million signing of Robbie Keane, the Tottenham Hotspur forward, despite last week’s angry attack on the Liverpool manager by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Benitez and Liverpool believe Levy’s decision to report the club to the Premier League will come to nothing and that a deal will be struck that will permit Keane to join Benitez’s squad within the next week.
Do Tottenham have any hope of retaining the services of Keane? The striker is staying quiet on his future, unlike Gareth Barry who unwisely decided to speak about his desire to leave Villa. However, the silence from the Spurs forward is surely an ominous sign for his current club.