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Tottenham braced as Celtic prepare loan move for Robbie Keane
Published : 08 Dec 2009 08:38:08
Mowbray has previously made his intentions known and has been encouraged by the fact that Keane is struggling to start regularly for Harry Redknapp's side, who are enjoying an excellent season in the Premier League. Celtic are hopeful that a loan deal can be struck with a view to a permanent transfer at some point in the future, according to a report in today's Daily Mirror. Related ArticlesDefoe joins list of weekend penalty missesRedknapp bemoans defendingHarry Redknapp eyes top-four finishEverton v Tottenham Hotspur: match previewFootball agents go where even the best players fear to treadTottenham close in on Brazilian SandroKeane, who returned to White Hart Lane after a difficult spell at Liverpool has seen Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch move ahead of him in the striking pecking order at Tottenham and could be open to a move where he would be instantly taken to heart due to his Irish international credentials. While many would see a move to Scotland as a step down from the Premier League, the prospect of winning a title and having a crack at the Champions League will appeal to Keane. Under the proposed arrangement Celtic would want Tottenham to continue to pay a proportion of Keane's salary which dwarfs anything they are currently playing to their squad. Were the move to go ahead Redknapp would undoubtedly enter the January transfer market for a replacement striker.