Former Tottenham Striker Could Make English Football Return Thanks to Old Manager

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane could be set for a return to English football in the form of reuniting with his old manager Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City.

The 36-year-old has been out of the game since late 2016 after leaving LA Galaxy upon the expiry of his contract, but didn't announce his retirement.

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Robbie Keane (C) of the LA Galaxy vies for the ball with Andros Townsend (R) of Tottenham as Rafael Van Der Vaart (L) looks on during their football friendly at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on July 24, 2012. The match ended 1-1. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
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The Irishman spent six seasons in the States, and before that played for a host of Premier League clubs in what has been a lengthy career.

He could now be about to return to the English game, with Redknapp keen to link back up with the man he re-signed for Spurs in 2009.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Steve Cotterill and Harry Redknapp the manager of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town at St Andrews (stadium) on April 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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He told the ​Mirror: "Robbie is a player you would love to have around your football club. Any football club with Robbie Keane in is a better football club.

"He can bring an awful lot to any club. At the moment I haven’t done anything but it’s not an impossibility."

Redknapp is after at least five new players this summer, and was also credited with interest in John Terry, who eventually decided to sign for Aston Villa.

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