LA Galaxy sign Robbie Keane fee

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Updated: August 16, 2011

Irish captain Robbie Keane last night signed for the LA Galaxy from Tottenham Hotspur on a two-year contract. The Tallaght born striker

will officially become a Galaxy player upon receipt of his visa.

Ireland’s record international goalscorer said: “I have always wanted to come and play in MLS so it’s the perfect combination for me and a dream come true. My family and I have already been made to feel very welcome in telephone calls from Tim Leiweke and Bruce Arena.

“Also when David Beckham came and trained at Spurs recently he couldn’t speak highly enough about the Galaxy, their fans and the league in general, so I can’t wait to get over and get started.

“I have already discussed football with Bruce Arena and I know exactly what he wants from me,” Keane added.

“I am fit, fresh and ready to go. I’ve come here to score goals and help this team achieve their goals. This is a massive opportunity for me in my career. I aim to grab it with both hands and hopefully help give the Galaxy fans what they want.”

Galaxy boss Bruce Arena said: “Robbie Keane will be a great addition to our club. I have followed his career and have always respected his ability as a competitor and a goalscorer.

“I believe that he brings qualities in and around the penalty area that we have been lacking. Hopefully, he will be another piece of the puzzle in our quest for the Supporters’ Shield and an MLS Cup championship as well as to advance to the next round of the CONCACAF Champions League.”

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