Spurs’ striker Robbie Keane has been linked with a whole host of clubs this summer but it was a surprise for many to see the stories emerge suggesting that the player would shortly be joining David Beckham at LA Galaxy. The rumours have gathered momentum but it appears that complicated rules in the MLS could jeopardise any transfer.
LA coach Bruce Arena stopped short of making any firm comment but he did suggest that some news was imminent,
“We have no comments at this time on any player moves. We’re hoping to have some stuff to announce in the next 24 to 48 hours,” Arena told ESPN.
While it’s believed that a £3.5m deal has been agreed, the regulations of the MLS state that a side can only have three ‘designated players’ – members of the squad who are ‘high earners’ and while Keane would be in that bracket, Galaxy would have to lose either Beckham, Landon Donovan or Juan Pablo Angel before any move for the Irishman could be ratified.
LA Galaxy look set to announce whether the deal has gone through or not this evening, UK time.