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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Keano want to join Reds

Robbie Keane
Rafa Benitez has been very busy in this summer transfer market and is looking for a strike partner for El Nino since Peter Crouch was heavily linked with Portsmouth and Tottenham. Harry Redknapp brandished Crouch's £15million price tag was too steep for them has opened up opportunity for Spurs. But Rafa want Robbie Keane in the part of player-plus-cash deal on the Republic of Ireland striker and prepared to part with Peter Crouch and around £5million to make it happen.

Robbie Keane reportedly handed in a transfer request after learning of Liverpool's interest in him. As with his pursuit of Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry, though, Benitez is going to have to dig deeper after Tottenham rejected his initial offer and placed a £20million valuation on Keane.

Tottenham value the 28-year-old at £20million, a figure Liverpool believe they had reached as they have priced Crouch at £15million, despite the highest bid received to date coming from Portsmouth at £9million. Spurs are taking Portsmouth's bid as the market value for Crouch and so Benitez will have to increase the cash element of the deal before they will do business.

This transfer saga will too drag into the uncertainty as Tottenham are desperately holding out to its vice-captain after Dimitar Berbatov and Darren Bent are heading for the exit as the transfer kitty was the main stumbling block once again.

Robbie Keane ain't no superstar player but his desire and his experienced in the Premier League will be a huge boost for Liverpool.

Red's Fury™


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