Roy Keane in the transfer market: Hits and misses

23 April 2009 02:31
HITS

Dwight Yorke: Fee: Free from Sydney FC

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Jonny Evans:Fee: Loan deal from Manchester United.

Proved that Keane had an eye for a fine player by impressing in two loans spells that propelled Sunderland to promotion and turned him into a first-teamer at Old Trafford.

Kenwyne Jones: Fee: £6m from Southampton.

The best signing of the Keane era after Mido snubbed his advances in favour of Middlesbrough. Expect Tottenham to trade him for Darren Bent this summer.

Anton FerdinandFee: £8m from West Ham.

Finally showing signs that one day he might join big brother Rio in the England squad with performances of growing stature and discipline.

Andy Reed Fee: £4m from Charlton.

He might look like a Sunday league players and while he might not be the speediest around, the banjo-playing midfielder is graced with a touch and creativity that has been a rare commodity at the Stadium of Light.

MISSES

Greg HalfordFee: £2.5m from Reading

Keane should have known better on the right-back who was offloaded by Steve Coppell after failing to make the grade at the Madejski Stadium and is now plying his trade as a striker at Sheffield United.

Andrew ColeFee: Free from Portsmouth.

He'd scored everywhere he'd played before being reunited with Keane and then his proud record was ruined because he'd fallen off the proverbial football cliff.

Ride PricaFee: £2m from FC Aalborg.

Never looked the part but still he scored a goal in one of his six games in red and white stripes before heading back to Scandinavia in a cut-price deal.

Pascal ChimbondaFee: Undisclosed from Tottenham.

Failed to acclimatise in the North-East and his homesickness earned him a return to White Hart Lane after his tardiness saw him axed by Keane, that stickler for punctuality.

David HealyFee: £1.2m from Fulham.

Struggled to replicate his international goal-scoring prowess. Chances limited by the presence of bigger hitters in the Sunderland side and expected to be offloaded this summer.



Keane's signings in full:

2006/07

Liam Miller. Free. Manchester United Dwight Yorke. Free. Sydney FC Graham Kavanagh. £500,000. Wigan Stanislav Varga. £550,000. Celtic David Connolly. £1.4m. Wigan Ross Wallace. £550,000. Celtic Lewis Nyatanga. Loan. Derby Jonny Evans. Loan. Manchester United Marton Fulop. £500,000. Tottenham Carlos Edwards. £1.4m. Luton Anthony Stokes. £2m. Arsenal Danny Simpson. Loan. Manchester United Stern John. Undisclosed. Coventry

2007/8

Craig Gordon. £9m. Hearts Paul McShane. £2.5m. West Brom Dickson Etuhu. £1.5m. Norwich Kieran Richardson. £5.5m. Manchester United Michael Chopra. £5m. Cardiff Greg Halford. £2.5m. Reading Roy O'Donovan. Undisclosed. Cork City Russell Anderson. £1m. Aberdeen Danny Higginbotham. £2.5m. Stoke Kenwyne Jones. £6m. Southampton Ian Harte. Free. Levante Andrew Cole. Free. Portsmouth Phil Bardsley. £2m. Manchester United Rade Prica. £2m. FC Aalborg Andy Reed. £4m. Charlton Yves Mvoto-Mvoto. £300,000. Paris Saint-Germain

2008/9

Nick Colgan. Free. Ipswich George McCartney. £4.5m. West Ham Anton Ferdinand. £8m. West Ham Pascal Chimbonda. Undisclosed. Tottenham Teemu Tainio. £4m. Tottenham Steed Malbranque. £5m. Tottenham David Meyler. Undisclosed. Cork City Djibril Cisse. Loan. Marseilles David Healy. £1.2m. Fulham El-Hadji Diouf. £2.5m. Bolton

 

Source: Telegraph


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