Irish skipper Robbie Keane has admitted that he is “probably” entering his last few days as a Tottenham player, and bookmakers make a move to join Shane Long at West Brom the most likely outcome.
Keane, 31, has dropped down the pecking list at White Hart Lane,with Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe both ahead of him. Despite being linked with a number of clubs during the summer, Keane has yet to make the move and is still with Spurs as the new season is only days away.
“It’s probably likely that I will be going but I can’t really answer where to at the moment,” Keane said.
“There’s obviously a lot of speculation but there’s still a couple of weeks to go and we’ll see what happens.
“I haven’t turned down anything. I think there’s a few people talking to the clubs but that’s all I can really say at the moment.
“I’m sure in the next couple of weeks it will be sorted out. It’s very unlikely anything will happen before the weekend.”
When questioned as to whether he wished to remain in London, Keane said: “No, I’ll move.
“I don’t know why this story keeps coming out that I want to stay in London. I’ve never said that. I’m quite happy to go anywhere.
“For me, it’s just about playing regular football and if that’s outside London I’m not too bothered.”
He does however, hope to remain a Premiership player:
“Of course clubs have to agree a fee but, not being disrespectful at all to the Championship, if I got an option to play in the Premier League, I’m obviously going to take that.
“But there’s been no talk of any Championship team.”
Robbie Keanes next club
West Brom 7/4, Aston Villa 11/4, Fulham 5, Blackburn 6, QPR 8, Bolton 9, Sunderland 10 .