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Where to for Robbie Keane??

10 December 2010 3,467 views No Comment Written by Michael

With his career simply fading away at White Hart Lane, the question has to be asked, where to next for Robbie Keane? A career that has seen Keane in so many different cities looks like adding one more in January. In his few appearances this season, for both Spurs and Ireland, Keane has looked lackadaisical and severely lacking sharpness. Never was this more evident¬† than in Ireland’s recent fixture away to Slovakia. Since his very ill advised idea to bring some Spurs players over to Dublin for a a Christmas party last year, against the wishes of manager Harry Redknapp. This article shall look at some of the options open to Keane.

Aston Villa

Seems to be one of the best options for Keane, and Villa have been continuously linked with Keane. Will link up with a catalogue of Irish players should he make the move, and will know the area quite well from his time with Coventry. Villa have been struggling for goals this season, with just 17 in 16 league games. With pacey wingers like Young and Downing providing the services, a move to Villa could see Keane regain his goalscoring touch.


Enjoyed his time there last season on loan, and would be no doubt idolised by the fans. The standard of Scottish football will be a question that will be asked by many Irish fans however. One thing that can be assurred is that Keane will score in Scotland, plus there is also the exciting prospect of teaming up with Anthony Stokes. Hard to see them match his wages at Spurs, and Keanes family are very settled in London.


The big advantage here is that Fulham are a nice family London team, on the banks of the Thames in Putney. Keane will still be playing Premiership football, will not need to move house, and will get to work with Damien Duff, a player who knows his game inside out. Whether Mark Hughes rates him is debatable. Wages again will be an issue here.

West Ham

Much like Fulham, this option will give Keane the attractive proposition of not having to move home. With a young family, this will be an important issue to Keane. Avram Grant has stated that he would love to sign Keane, and Keane is a player that West Ham are crying out for this season. However the porspect of relegation may not appeal to Keane.


This would give Keane the option of playing off a big man, which he has shown in the past suits him perfectly (Berbatov and Quinn). However with the events of the past week. Newcastle are in danger of yet again turning into a circus and for this reason the move to St James’s may not appeal to Robbie


Could Mick McCarthy rescue Keane? McCarthy often shows a fondness for playing just Kevin Doyle up front on his own, but that hasn’t stopped Wolves being continuously linked with the Irish captain. Finance could be an issue however.Already a legend at the club for his exploits as a teenager.

Championship team

Yes most people will laugh this off, but it has done no harm to Craig Bellamy’s career. Leicester seems like the only likely option, given their new rich Thai owners.¬† Sven Goran Eriksson has already expressed his wish to bring Keane to the Walkers stadium. An unlikely move, but not impossible.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Now this is an extreme option, but the newly formed club have expressed interest in bringing Keane to the MLS. It could spell the end of his international career, but it could be a good last pay-day should that be what interests Keane. Seems the most unlikely destination by quite a distance.

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