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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.


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.'

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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."

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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:


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 16 2012

Time: 11:00AM

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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
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16/02/2012 11:17:00

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
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16/02/2012 11:20:00

He has been a class above, if he joins permanently I will jiz.
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16/02/2012 11:42:00

Would be good, however.... why the hell would he want to play under the idiot that is McLeish ? I wouldnt want to
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16/02/2012 11:43:00

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.
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16/02/2012 12:01:00

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.
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16/02/2012 12:20:00

No no no!
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16/02/2012 13:37:00

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
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16/02/2012 14:26:00

L.A or Birmingham Hmmm really hard decision !!
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16/02/2012 15:28:00

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
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16/02/2012 15:39:00

Never thought I'd say this when he joined us onloan..... but, I'd like him to join us permanently.......
Pride of Lions
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16/02/2012 16:17:00

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
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16/02/2012 21:09:00

He has certainly silenced all his critics. We could be totally f****d without him.
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16/02/2012 23:53:00

Another loan? Yes, is Kaka playing much for Madrid?
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17/02/2012 02:39:00

Another loan? Yes, is Kaka playing for Madrid these days? What happened to my post above?
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17/02/2012 02:42:00

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.
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17/02/2012 10:38:00

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.
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17/02/2012 10:49:00

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?!
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17/02/2012 11:50:00

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...
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17/02/2012 11:58:00

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.
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17/02/2012 15:56:00

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.
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