Date: 28th June 2011 at 9:52am
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Rovers are still in the hunt for Spurs striker Robbie Keane, despite having their opening £2 million bid rejected by Harry Redknapp and his Spurs team.

Spurs are apparently wanting close to £5-6 million which is a bit preposterous as the Republic of Ireland man has just come back from a dreadful loan spell at West Ham and is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.

A compromise however should be sorted for a deal which should be mutually beneficial for all parties.

The Daily Mail is reporting – ‘Robbie Keane’s move to Blackburn could be back on as Rovers boss Steve Kean considers upping his bid for the Tottenham striker.

Spurs have rejected a £2million bid for the Republic of Ireland international, hoping Kean will move his valuation closer to the £6m deal originally agreed with West Ham.

Keane’s move to Upton Park collapsed when the club were relegated and he knows he is surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and will face another season on the bench unless he can find a new team.’

Rovers want Keane as their extra striker to go alongside the new, big money signing expected to arrive in the next few weeks.

Expect this one to gather pace.

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14 Replies to “Rovers to up their Keane bid”

  • Keane is a great player, he just needs a good run in the 1st team. Always scores goals. -> Expect to see him pointing and shouting alot about where he wanted the ball to be played though…

  • £4m should do it then. I’m all for this one, he’s a proven goalscorer, doesn’t get injured too often and he put’s the effort in. So glad the Croque deal appears to have gone cold.

  • Not sure why we (Spurs) would reject 2m. We have got good use out of him, made a profit on transfer fees on him. 2m is a bonus on top. I know we need to not look like pushovers, but as said above, the guy has been surplus for 2 seasons now. Spurs make room, and Blackburn get a player who should do a good job because you guys are more likely to play him perpetually than we are. He will come good for Rovers.

  • Agree TonyRich. He’s over 30 and has a year left on his contract, plus we don’t want him. I think considering we have to sell about 7 players this window we should accept £2m at this stage. It’s not the money we need, just the player off our books.

  • Over the last two seasons, who has had the better goals scored record (divided by games played) Kean or Kalinic?

    If it is Kalinic, why are we paying even £2m.

    Kean has been a good goal scorer in the past but dried up last season, it’s a gamble, could be another Santa Cruz.

    If we must buy him, hold out for £2m. Spurs are keen to get him off their books and he will still be on a high wage.

    Wish Keane and Kalinic could sort out their problem as he is still one of the most talented players in Europe, if given regular games.

  • Price not important, Keane is a good leader and will get us more goals a season than any other striker we have had in recent seasons will, 30 yes, but still a good technician who not only scores goals but creates them, he has never had pace, but is the closest thing to a Teddy Sheringham that the UK still has to offer

  • he’s not worth 4 – 5 million on his goals scored lately , injury prone unfortunately . Facts.speak for themselves , ok as a loanee ? Rather have Bellamy or try get sturridge

  • I reckon he’ll be a Jansen type player for us.. having said that I think most of his PL goals were against us so how that will measure up if he plays for us I don’t know!!

  • I don’t get this one. Yes, he’s got a good record over his career but the last couple of years have been poor in comparison. He had a terrible time at West Ham. I’d say take him on a free, or for a small fee – Spurs should just be glad to get his wages off the bill. £4m plus is far too steep.

  • £4million would be the absolute maximum I think we should go for Keane. He was superb a few years back and if we could’ve got him then it would’ve been awesome. He’s on the decline these days though.

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