Redknapp: Keane not for sale

26 December 2009 11:04
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has dismissed suggestions that he is willing to sell captain Robbie Keane in the January transfer window. The 29-year-old Republic of Ireland forward has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane after reportedly organising a Christmas party against the wishes of Redknapp. However, the Spurs boss said: "Robbie is the captain and that wasn't going to change. Not a chance and it never, ever entered my mind, I was never going to change it. "I don't want to sell Robbie, there's not too many Robbie Keanes about in the game. "He has enthusiasm and knowledge, a lot of things that he brings into the game, so he's certainly not a player we'd want to lose. "He's still a big part, very much so. When we brought him here it coincided with a terrific run we had last year. "He came and gave the place a real lift, it's been the same this year."

Source: ESA