PNE target Keane is hot property

Robbie Keane, who has been linked with Preston North End in recent days, says he has had interest from several Championship clubs.

Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 11:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th January 2017, 12:16 pm
Robbie Keane in action for the Republic of Ireland

The 36-year-old striker is a free agent having left LA Galaxy in November and is currently back living in Dublin.

North End are one of a number of clubs understood to have been in touch with Keane’s representatives, although at this stage, his wage expectation could be a problem.

Interviewed on Talksport on Wednesday morning, Keane said: “I’m back home, keeping well and training quite hard.

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“I want to play. I’m fortunate enough to have had a few offers in England and abroad, I’ve had to knock back a couple which were a bit too far away.

“There have been a few offers in the Championship, a few snippets.

“Until it is actually in writing, I can’t comment too much.”

Keane was asked specifically about interest from two of his former clubs – Wolves and Leeds United – with the ex-Republic of Ireland international saying they were two clubs he had not heard from.

He started his career with Wolves, moving to Coventry City for £6m in August 1999.

A £13m move took him to Inter Milan a year later, with him returning to England to play for Leeds.

Keane then joined Tottenham, had a spell with Liverpool, before returning to White Hart Lane for a second spell.

During that second spell with Spurs, he had loan spell at Celtic and West Ham, before signing for LA Galaxy in August 2011 in a £3.5m move.