Tottenham Lead Chase for £12m Robbie Keane Mk II

Harry set to renew White Hart Lane chase for new attacking option.

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Aston Villa are ready to battle it out with Everton for the signature of Wolves striker Kevin Doyle this summer.
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has admitted he faces a huge struggle to keep hold of the Republic of Ireland ace if they are relegated and both Villa and Everton are keeping tabs on his situation.

McCarthy’s men are battling for their lives and have a good chance of staying in the top flight after they drew 2-2 with Villa on Saturday while both Hull and Burnley both lost.

Doyle has hinted he could stay if Wolves stay up but offers will still come and McCarthy’s resolve will be tested in the summer.

“Mick pulled me and a couple of others aside and told us that he planned to really strengthen the squad if we stayed up,” Doyle revealed.

Tottenham and Fulham have also been linked and the striker may find it difficult to turn down the terms on offer if other clubs do coming knocking at the end of the season. (Eat Sleep Sport)

Kevin Doyle is one of those players who you just know could hit the big time if he was given the chance to represent a side who he could really get his teeth into. White Hart Lane may well be just the place for the Irishman to do just that. The Wolves striker has been pretty effective at Molineux and has proven that his ability to score regularly at Reading wasn’t just a flash in the pan but clearly at the struggling Premier League side his chances to really impress are limited. Mick McCarthy’s tactics are a pretty cagey at the best of times but if the 26 year old got a chance to shine at a team like Tottenham I have no doubt he could be a 20 goal a season striker with relative ease.

The former Cork City and St Patrick’s graduate has also made an impact at international level and comparisons to Robbie Keane are not just based in their shared nationality but also in their styles of play. Both are intelligent strikers who know when to make a good run on goal. They are both good at holding up the ball and display strength beyond their relatively small statures.

Clearly Harry Redknapp has a number of options up front at present. But Roman Pavlyuchenko is still making noises about perhaps leaving at the end of the season and Robbie may well make his move to Celtic a permanent one. That will leave Tottenham with just two recognised strikers in Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch and that may be when it makes sense for the White Hart Lane side to act.

The £12m rated striker may well look for a new home if Wolves do not beat the drop and indeed his valuation may reduce if that did indeed occur. Harry Redknapp is known to be a fan and a number of other clubs are interested in making such a move but I would imagine a move to Spurs would be the most tempting offer available to Doyle and a move to north London may well work well for all concerned.

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