At last, salvation for poor Robbie Keane. Or is it? Today reports emerged of Irish skipper Robbie Keane on a proposed move to Birmingham. It had been an ‘on-off’ move prior to this week, being just pure speculation, but today’s rumors confirm there has, in fact, been a bid accepted from Birmingham for the purchase of the out of form striker.
Keane has made 13 appearances this season with 11 coming as a sub, and has lost out on his place to the in form Jermain Defoe and the likes of Peter Crouch and Roman Pavuylchenko.
Keane had rejoined Spurs after a horrendous stint at Anfield and he carried that form back to White Hart Lane, earning him a place on the bench. The Irishman was loaned out to Celtic for the remainder of the 2009/10 season and made a huge impact for the Glasgow side, scoring 16 in 17 starts.
Keane returned to Spurs at he end of the SPL season but failed to retain a place on the Tottenham first team, strengthening speculation he was to leave White Hart Lane in the coming transfer window however, he remained at the club and with the arrival of Rafael van Der Vaart, fell further down the pecking order.
This January, Robbie’s been continually linked with a move away from London and if things go to plan, he will be joining teammate David Bentley over at Birmingham, who’s on loan having endured a disappointing season too. It will be seem as the perfect revival package for the Irish captain and will hopefully reignite Robbie’s footballing career.