Alan Pardew looks to bring White Hart Lane’s forgotten man to St James’ Park.
Newcastle United will attempt to lure Tottenham striker Robbie Keane to St James’ Park this summer as Alan Pardew looks to continue to bring in new additions to St James’ Park having captured Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux in recent days.
Pardew is looking to build a new Magpies strike partnership after failing to be inspired by those strikers he had to work with following the departure of Andy Carroll to Liverpool in January. Tottenham appear to be willing to offload Robbie Keane and may do so for a relatively small fee in order to take his wage packet of the club’s balance sheet.
The Irish international spent half of last season on loan at West Ham but saw his time there scuppered by injuries that appear to have resolved themselves. Keane has been a consistent Premier League goalscorer and may well be tempted by a move to Newcastle United where he may feel he has a better chance of securing regular first team football.
Harry Redknapp brought Keane back to Tottenham after an ill fated six month spell at Liverpool but has then proceeded to use the experienced striker sparingly and will now look to sell the 30 year old, as well as one or two of his other frontmen, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe or Roman Pavlyuchenko, after seeing any of his attacking options bear fruit last term.
Newcastle United will hope to avoid losing the likes of Jose Enrique, Joey Barton and Jonas Gutierrez after losing captain Kevin Nolan to Championship side West Ham. Pardew and owner Mike Ashley know they must appease the supporters with more established signings this summer.
The club’s current crop of strikers all fail to consistently deliver goals last term with Leon Best, Peter Lovenkrands, Nile Ranger and Shola Ameobi netting just 18 goals between them last season.