Monday, July 28, 2008

Robbie Keane a Red (Updated)

Liverpool have made their first major signing of the summer with the capture of lifelong LFC fan Robbie Keane from Tottenham Hotspur! I've been reading about the possibility of this move for several weeks, and I must say I'm very excited about the prospect of a Keane and Torres strike partnership. The diminutive Irish international has been a goalscoring machine throughout his career, and I can't wait to see him in the famous Red jersey.

Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy is not *happy* with the way the transfer reportedly went down.
'I have already made my opinion clear on the nature of this transaction. I don't regard it as a transfer deal - that is something which happens between two clubs when they both agree to trade - this is very much an enforced sale, for which we have agreed a sum of £19million as compensation plus a potential further £1.3million in additional compensation.'
Apparently, once Robbie heard Liverpool were interested, he turned in his transfer request straight away. It's a pretty high fee, but he's also a proven goalscorer with a great deal of experience in the Premier League, and he's obviously passionate about playing for the Reds. He finished last season with 19 goals in all competitions for Tottenham, and became the first Spurs player to achieve double digits in the league for 6 consecutive seasons.

He's also captain of the Ireland national team, and Ireland's all-time leading scorer with 33 international goals in 81 games. Good on ya Rafa!

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