Reports claim that Birmingham have a bid accepted for Robbie Keane of £4m, which could potentially rise to £6m.
Considering Keane’s age, it seems likely that Spurs receiving the full fee of £6m could be dependent on Birmingham staying up this season, rather than being based on the usual factors, such as appearances, goals or international appearances.
Keane has had a torrid time at the club since returning for a brief hiatus at Liverpool, with his tail firmly between his legs and his confidence seemingly shot. It is easy to say in retrospect that we should have left him to rot at Liverpool, instead of returning £12m of their initial transfer fee, but it’s true to say that Keane did play a part in our climb from the nether regions of the Premier League in Harry’s first season.
Before he left for Liverpool, Keane was one of the darlings of White Hart Lane, but his reputation will always be tarnished by the ease of which he walked out on the club. That’s a real shame, as in his first spell he was a great player for Spurs and his contribution during that time shouldn’t be forgotten.
With regular football I reckon that Keane could soon be back amongst the goals at Birmingham. He could have left the club as a hero, but I dare say that there will be some unforgiving souls who hope that he fails. Keane only has himself to blame for that.