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Robbie Keane Linked To Villa

Robbie Keane Linked To Villa

Aston Villa are being linked with Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane according to the weekend press. The last link was to Jermain Defoe!

The News Of The World say Villa are preparing a £5million bid for the Republic of Ireland striker and say O'Neill has £20million to spend in January, no doubt a figure plucked out of thin air!

O'Neill tried to sign the 26-year-old when he was boss of Celtic and the press are just loving linking O'Neill to any player with any connection to the Hoops at all!

Keane has three years left on his deal at White Hart Lane.



Martin O'Neill mentioned no names but admitted in The People: 'The squad needs strengthening. I just hope the fans will trust me to do it as best I can.'

O'Neill was asked about this at the Capital Gold forum and said he knew who he wanted but obviously didn't want to name names as he'd get done for tapping up then! He was asked if the targets would 'excite' the Villa fans and again he didn't want to make promises that he might not be able to keep but simply said 'trust me'.

Robbie Keane would certainly bring some flair and imagination to the team and is scintillating to watch when on form, although I'm not sure he'd be the 20-goal-a-season striker we need? That said, as MON said himself, every club in the land wants what we need, an out and out goalscorer, so I guess we will just have to put our faith in what O'Neill and Randy can pull out of the bag!

He also repeated in the press about Hendrie, 'Lee has Villa at heart. I have absolutely no intention of letting him go until he has his testimonial.' With the fact his contract is up at the end of the season, that could mean his time will be up but who knows?


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday October 29 2006
Time: 6:22PM

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clubcall also reckon 'Aston Villa are monitoring the progress of Hull City (and former Villa) goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
The Fear
29/10/2006 18:34:00
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love robbie keane, love jermain defoe, if your gonna take one, please take keane!
BringBack_LeGin
29/10/2006 19:04:00
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This has to be lazy journalism, I would have thought the fact Defoe was on the bench v Watford yesterday despite 2 goals in the Carling Cup will help build up his descontent because I thought he was oustanding against us.
fatloser
29/10/2006 19:21:00
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All our forwards are rotated and he's just signed a 4 year contact! Lazy crap journalism!
its quiet at the lib
29/10/2006 20:08:00
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not again i heard all this last season. it would be that spurs have someone in line to let keane or defoe leave. if its true and one of them leave for villa i'll take barry plus some cash.
simmo10
29/10/2006 20:16:00
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Signing Robbie Keane would be a superb piece of business if MON and RL were able to pull it off. Would Keane be up for leaving WHL though? Probably if he knew he would be getting a regular starting spot. He may have recently signed a new long term contract as our Tottenham friends are quick to point out, but we all know that in this game, contracts mean nothing. If a player is attracted by a better offer, or what he considers to be a better offer, then rest assured he'll make the move. Hope there's truth in the media stories. Only a couple of months before we find out.
glensider
30/10/2006 00:26:00
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Different manager, different owners, different philosophy, different financial set-up. Same links. If Keane was as good as everyone seems to think, why does he move, and disappoint, so often. Guess we will just have to wait and see who we are really interested in and be prepared to wade endless wastes of speculation and agent led garbage.
Gordonsleftboot
30/10/2006 07:58:00
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If he isnt good enough for spurs why should we have him.Another premiership player that flatters to decieve.I would have thought with randy coughing up the money now we should be looking at proven quality,keane is in the doug ellis bracket
jk
30/10/2006 10:52:00
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agree with JK, there are better. plus he has the worst goal celebration in all football.
leftfoot
30/10/2006 23:45:00
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Fantastic player, and I would welcome him with open arms, I just wish we'd have got him from Wolves all those years ago!
DeanoVilla
31/10/2006 09:31:00
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