Reports are filtering through that Robbie Keane turned down the chance to move to turkish club Besiktas in a £8m three year lucrative deal.
It is understood all the necessary paperwork had been lodged by Besiktas and they were hopeful of a postive response from Robbie. Their window closure of 17:00 hours on Weds night allowed Keane (who is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland in Armenia)an extra 24 hours to consider his options.
I’m assuming since the deadline has passed Robbie opted to stay though you have to ask if he has made the right decision? Once a Spurs favourite, his departure to Liverpool and subsequent return has not sat well with many of the faithful and his selection for the first team seem severely limited if the first two weeks of the season are anything to go by.
Giovanni Trapattoni though is confident Robbie Keane can perform at his best for the Republic of Ireland despite his lack of football at Tottenham Hotspur this season.
The Italian said: “Robbie is mature. I have spoken to him about whether he should stay with his club, and I said to him, ‘Sure, your club need you’.
“He is balanced in his mind about football because he knows from many years in England, he knows the situation.
“But I am selfish and, at the moment, for the Ireland team, it is better he has played a few games.
“He is proud and I’m sure he can play like the Robbie Keane we know.”
A bold statement and advice given that wasn’t particularly helpful in my opinion, Robbie needs to have it out with Harry to ascertain if the club really want him. The acquisition of VDV suggests otherwise and is it just a coincidence the fee agreed for both players was the same amount?Follow @TrfficTottenham