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Keane admits dream Celtic move
02 Feb 2010 - 08:37:20
Robbie Keane has set his sights on helping Celtic win the Scottish Premier League title after admitting it was a dream come true to join the club he supported as a boy.
The Republic of Ireland captain joined the Hoops on transfer deadline day from Tottenham on a loan deal which runs until the end of the season.
"This is a dream for me. It's no secret that I'm a Celtic fan and I always wanted to play for them," declared the 29-year-old striker.
"I'm coming at a good age. I didn't want to come at 34 when I'm struggling. I feel I can really help the club.
"The loan thing suits everybody. I'm here to enjoy my football, play games and help Celtic challenge for the league."
The former Wolves, Internazionale, Leeds United and Liverpool striker believes it was inevitable that one day he would pull on the hooped shirt of the Glasgow giants.
Speaking after thousands of fans turned out after midnight on Monday to welcome him to Parkhead, he added: "My friends and family are delighted. There's a big association with Celtic and Ireland.
"It was inevitable that I would one day play for Celtic and here I am.
"I want to score goals and do well for Celtic. I relish that challenge and the pressure - I thrive on it."