Keane was re-signed by Harry Redknapp from Liverpool just nine months ago but once clubs are able to trade again he could be on the move after Celtic started the process of securing his services early.
Tony Mowbray, the Celtic manager, is a huge admirer of Keane’s and the striker’s affiliations with the Republic of Ireland national team would play well with the club’s fans.
Were Celtic to be successful in their bid the move would constitute a major coup and help revise the notion that the Old Firm are increasingly struggling to attract top level players at the height of their careers.
Though Keane has largely partnered Jermain Defoe in Tottenham’s Premier League matches this season manager Harry Redknapp has both Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch in his squad and so would not be left short by the Irishman’s departure.
A figure of £7 million is believed to be sufficient for the 29-year-old though Tottenham may wish to deal in part exchange.
Redknapp has made no secret of his desire to bring Celtic’s Scott Brown to White Hart Lane and that may ease the transfer.
Brown is valued at around £12 million and Tottenham would be happy to offer Keane plus the £5 million. (Daily Telegraph)
Now whilst its true that Tottenham have had a great start to the season it does strike me that if they were to lose Robbie Keane it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Harry Redknapp attempted to play Robbie as well as Defoe and Crouch against Man United in a very attack minded formation and they played pretty well off each other but with Roman Pavlyuchenko also available a swap move that brings Scott Brown to the club could be something that the Spurs boss considers a possible option.
The 24 year old midfielder is a top notch performer who could fit in well at White Hart Lane and could offer the north London club another option on the park and there does seem to be a lot of speculation about Keane’s future at the club.
The Irish international may be looking for another challenge and could feel that a move north of the border may be something that appeals to him. I would imagine that if he wanted to complete such a move Redknapp would not stand in his way, especially if it meant he could bring in Brown.