\"Celtic

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has offered Irish captain Robbie Keane a return to Parkhead Photo by: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Celtic join Aston Villa in chase to land Ireland captain Robbie Keane

\"Celtic

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has offered Irish captain Robbie Keane a return to Parkhead Photo by: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has offered Irish captain Robbie Keane a return to Parkhead.

The Bhoys boss has joined the queue of clubs prepared to offer LA Galaxy striker Keane a two month loan deal.

Currently training with former club Spurs, Keane is also wanted by Aston Villa and Newcastle United.
The Irish skipper has decided to seek a short term move back to the Premier League to boost his fitness ahead of Euro 2012.

When he signed for the Galaxy last August, Keane insisted he would not play in England during the MLS off-season.

--------------------

Read more:

More Irish sports news from IrishCentral

Rooney Mara will play 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' in sequel

Cardinal Francis George: gays are the new KKK

--------------------

But now, with Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan already at Everton ‘til March, Keane is ready to make a Premier League return.

Villa are the frontrunners for his signature and are believed to have opened talks with the Galaxy on the finances and insurance issues related to a short-term deal.

Irish team-mates Richard Dunne and Shay Given are already at the Birmingham club and have spoken to manager Alex McLeish about Keane’s potential.

But Celtic is a lure for the Ireland captain after his highly successful loan spell there two years ago.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: