Only six months after his 20 million pound transfer to Liverpool from Tottenham, Robbie Keane is on his way back to Spurs, according to Liverpool. Both teams agreed on a transfer fee before the close of the January transfer window.
AFP - Liverpool confirmed Monday they had agreed to sell striker Robbie Keane back to Tottenham Hotspur just months after bringing him to Anfield from their Premier League rivals.
"Liverpool Football Club have reached agreement with Tottenham Hotspur for the sale of Robbie Keane," a club spokesman said.
The news of Keane's return to White Hart Lane was announced barely an hour before the 1700GMT Monday close of the January transfer window and seems set to end an unsuccessful spell at Anfield for the boyhood Liverpool fan.
The Republic of Ireland international was forced to watch from the stands while Fernando Torres scored twice in Sunday's 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield as Liverpool reduced champions Manchester United's lead at the top of the Premier League table to two points.
The 28-year-old has played just six minutes of Liverpool's last three games and has now failed to feature in four of their last seven matches.
He has not completed a full 90 minutes for the club since the 3-1 Champions League victory in the Netherlands against PSV Eindhoven on December 12.
Keane cost 20 million pounds when he moved to Anfield from Tottenham in July but reports on Sunday suggested Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was ready to bring him back to White Hart Lane for a fee in the region of 15 million pounds.
Date created : 2009-02-02