Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has ruled out loaning star player Robbie Keane to Celtic again next season, after Celtic’s assistant manager, Johan Mjallby, had hinted that such a move was on the cards.
Mjallby was unveiled as Nial Lennon’s number two on Tuesday when it was revealed that the Swedish manager had been in contact with Keane about a prospective loan.
Redknapp was adamant, though, that Keane would be staying at White Harte Lane for the upcoming season: "I wouldn't think that's a possibility, no, because we paid good money for him and to loan him out again, it wouldn't be a goer," said the team’s boss.
"If Robbie's not happy when the season starts and he's not playing then we'll sit down and discuss it. And if he wants to move, someone will have to buy him -- but I'm hoping he comes back in to the team and makes a real impact." continued the club’s manager.
Earlier this week, Celtic coach Johann Mjallby said the Bhoys would love to renew a loan deal for Keane, saying: "A loan would be perfect for us, but to buy someone at Robbie's level would be impossible, we don't have that kind of money."