One little known fact amongst all the chatter over this player is that his younger brother Aliu is on Chelsea’s books and in fact a 2010 FA Youth Cup winner.
Keane, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic, looks to be out of Redknapp’s plans as they attempt to reach the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Keane may feel hard done by considering he’s led the line for Spurs for eight years (excluding a very brief spell for Liverpool). In two-hundred-and-thirty-one games he’s scored ninety-one goals. An excellent record for a team who until recently were an average mid-table side.
So, Yannick jello, sorry Djalo. He’s a twenty-four year old Guinea-Bissau born Portugese. For Sporting Lisbon his record is mediocre at best. He’s scored nineteen goals in ninety-five games (domestic league and European competitions). He’s yet to make an international appearance for Portugal, a team that despite a lot of talent have no out-and-out goalscorer.
Why Redknapp would want to replace a proven goal scorer with an average foreigner is anybody’s guess. Though ‘good ol’ Harry’ has demonstrated a shrewd eye in the transfer market over the years so maybe the lad’s got something.
And any player that breaks into Lisbon’s first team having come through the academy has to have some talent. This is an academy that over the last few years has produced Cristiano Ronaldo, Miguel Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma and Luis Figo.
For me there’s no reason to let Keane go. Give him a run in the team and he’ll score goals. He’s done it his entire career, at every club he’s played for (again, excluding a very brief spell at Liverpool).
Sadly, Keane seems to be the dog that can’t find a home.
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