Tottenham’s Robbie Keane is reportedly a transfer target for Tony Mowbray’s Celtic according to the Daily Mirror. Keane is no longer first-choice at White Hart Lane and has been left on the bench recently with Harry Redknapp preferring the partnership of Peter Crouch and Jermaine Defoe.
Celtic first sounded out the possibility of a loan move a few weeks ago but were unsuccessful; however the fact that Keane may be falling out of favour has reignited their interest. They would prefer a loan deal with the option of a permanent transfer in the summer. One sticking point would be Keane’s wages as Spurs would only consider the move if Celtic may the majority of the Irishman’s salary; that would make him the highest paid player in the Celtic squad.
It is unclear whether Keane himself would be receptive to such an approach; he has failed to hit his stride for Spurs this season after his failed move to Liverpool last year. With Celtic he would have a chance of winning a title and this may appeal to the experienced forward. Spurs are not thought to be keen on the move but if his wages are paid by the Scottish club it could free up funds for Redknapp to delve into the transfer market as he appears to lack a reserve goalkeeper, a fifth centre-back, back-up for Wilson Palacios and a striker.
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