Tottenham to buy back old boy Keane in January?

Could Robbie Keane be on his way back to Tottenham only months after leaving the club for greener pastures?

According to the ever-reliable News of the World, Harry Redknapp could be set to make a bid for the Irishman, who has been a big disappointment since his dream move to Anfield. Keane has scored only two Premier League goals and four overall, and he was an unused sub in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Blackburn.

Liverpool would be just a little unhappy to take a big loss on their £20m man, but they’ve managed to climb atop the Premier League table even without him contributing as many goals as expected.

I’d like to think that Rafa Benitez would give Keane the course of a season to prove himself, and given his track record, it should be only a matter of time before the goals start coming.

However, with him looking to make a few additions and cut a few losses in January, Keane could be on his way out if the right offer comes in from Spurs. According to the report, because Liverpool agreed to make the payment in installments, an estimated £10m is still owed. That means that Spurs could waive the remaining payments, which will lessen the amount that they’d have to pay to bring Keane back to north London.

The big question is whether or not Tottenham supporters would be happy to see Keane back after he bolted in the summer. A few goals make everything better, and while it’d probably get him back on the good side of those at White Hart Lane in the future, it’d close off a lot of speculation if he started scoring for the Reds soon.

Should Rafa give Robbie more time to prove himself, or can January not come soon enough? Would Tottenham fans welcome back Keane with open arms?

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