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Robbie Keane To Return Permanently?

This would be nice. BUT would he be looking to come to Villa permanently? There would no doubt be no shortage of suitors.

Who?

Robbie Keane who according to The Sun the on loan from LA Galaxy striker might be tempted back to the Premiership as they say he is home sick.

The Sun claim that Villa will be in the driving seat but he will now be returning next week to prepare for the new season with LA Galaxy.

Wasn`t too long back, as quoted from The Independent, that Robbie said:

'My record is there and no one is going to take away the goals I scored before I left. But it was my choice to go over there and I haven't really missed the Premier League. I'm only here for a short time. I wasn't looking to come back [when I signed for Villa]. But it was too long a time for me to be sitting around waiting for pre-season and I wanted to start playing again.'

Robbie Keane forum thread: Click Here

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He also not long back ruled out a permanent return. He told the Sunday Mirror: "Come back permanently? No. I am quite happy in the MLS. I have really enjoyed the three months I have had there so far. It is a great lifestyle out there for the family. It`s nice to have the opportunity to come back for a couple of months, but when that ends I am looking forward to getting back with the Galaxy."

McLeish admitted he`d like to keep him: Robbie Keane - The Get Out Of Jail Card?

Robbie said on joining us:

'I'm delighted to be back in the Premier League. This is only short-term, of course, but there has been a lot of speculation over the years linking my name to Villa and, finally, I'm here. I'm excited about it and I know I'll really enjoy my time here. It's only for two months but I will do my absolute best in these two months. '

Adding, 'Villa is a great club, a club with a massive tradition and standing in the game and Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums I've ever played in. If selected to play on Saturday, I will genuinely be looking forward to it and I'll be excited to be involved again in Premier League action. I've been training with the players here for the past few days and it's been great but I'm not naive enough to think I'll just walk straight into the team.'

Our latest poll asks if you would like him permanently!.

So far we have:

IN

Rangers left-back Lee Wallace: click here

OUT

Stephen Warnock to Sunderland: click here




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 16 2012

Time: 11:00AM

Your Comments

Personally never understood the negativity around him coming, and the fact that most now want him to stay is quite amusing. The bloke is clearly a class above most of the players we have, it's frightening really.
Sheriff Kimbo
I am quite scared about how poor we will be when he goes as he is the guy who is linking everything good together for us!
Chelt Villan
He has been a class above, if he joins permanently I will jiz.
Lerneravfc
Would be good, however.... why the hell would he want to play under the idiot that is McLeish ? I wouldnt want to
crosswesleyanchapel
He has been awesome since coming here, not only been the best player but has also brought others into decent form...if only we had a manager who let players get forward we could of done real damage. I wouldn't mind having him here full time, if he can keep the level of performances up then definitely.
P.Avfc
Permanently? So he'll still be at the club in, say, 2046? Guess they can use his bones to stir the tea. And he'd still be better than Heskey.
Saurat
No no no!
CDX_EIRE
Saurat that is soooo funny and Learneravfc ... Really ? I'd love him too but i wouldnt go that far .... these players always play well when they are here on loan ... sign em up to a permanent deal and then they seem to relax. I think another Loan deal wud be good though
tvrwhitey
L.A or Birmingham Hmmm really hard decision !!
marshyboy87
Thakfully Marshy I have it on good authority that like a certain Spurs manager Robbie is not the brightest so may not be able to spell L.A. let alone realise its better than Bham (just)!
Chelt Villan
Never thought I'd say this when he joined us onloan..... but, I'd like him to join us permanently.......
Pride of Lions
RK has seemed frustrated at times in our teams inability to hold and pass the ball. I'm sure this is just lazy journo's and he is indeed happy to help short term and go back to MLS. Another loan would be nice though.
holte ender 1969
He has certainly silenced all his critics. We could be totally f****d without him.
Madirish
Another loan? Yes, is Kaka playing much for Madrid?
BKKVILLA
Another loan? Yes, is Kaka playing for Madrid these days? What happened to my post above?
BKKVILLA
He's done well and organised well on the pitch. We need young blood now though for next season and solid defenders. BKKVILLA .... Kaka was injured for 11 months and is now back playing for Madrid regularly. He will return to Milan after Madrid though.
astonmilan
He's silenced this critic - I thought he was past it, but has looked our best player (what does that tell you about the gap between us and the spuds, with who we were at least equal/better than just a couple of years ago??). Much as I'd like him to come back, would be crazy to turn down that LA lifestyle, sun etc. Thanks for what you've done though Robbie, good luck in the States.
onlyteaminthemids
Agree completely with onlyteam. Shame we didn't get to sign him from Wolves before he went to Cov. But 'what ifs' are Villa's stock-in-trade aren't they?!
JuanPabloAngel
They certainly are JPA. My favourite is when we were neck and neck with manure in the first year of the Prem, and part way through the season they signed cantona for a £million. If we could have got him and played him just behind deano and dalian, who knows what the last 20 years might have looked like...
onlyteaminthemids
A decent player who will be missed yes would have liked to seen him offered a 2 year contract, a good signing by Mcleish credit where its due bet he couldnt understand the tactics though.
Merlin128777
Cheers Roy,thanks for showing our shower how to do it,just hope they took some notice as we will miss you in our relegation battle.
jasevilla
 

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