As per one of the latest reports by The Evening Standard, Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to sign Robbie Keane this month in order to beef up their attacking arsenal ahead of an anticipated return to the Premier League. The report does come as a surprise but this rumour actually might have the legs to turn to reality and if and when it comes true, will be a very emotional reunion between the club and the player.
Keane emerged through the youth ranks of Wolves and steadily paved his way into their senior side. It was during his time with the Wanderers that he garnered a lot of attention from the football fraternity. After making a mark at the club, he went on to play for a lot of notable clubs, including Internazionale, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
The 37-year-old is currently plying his trade with Indian Super League outfit, ATK under the tutelage of head coach, Teddy Sheringham. He has scored 2 goals in 4 games so far and to bring him to the Molineux, Wolves have to secure a premature release from his contract with the Kolkata-based outfit. Nuno Espirito Santo has been following Keane’s return to action and is keen to get the deal done.
Espirito Santo’s side have been absolutely fantastic in the Championship this season and with the way they are going, it seems that they would be the one to lift the English second division title this season. They have collected 61 points from 26 games and are placed at the top of the league table and have a lead of 12 points over the second-placed side, Derby County.
Wolves have appeared to be a side thoroughly desirous to get the uplift to the Premier League and they have done much of their talking on the pitch, right where it matters. A top-two finish would generate an automatic promotion spot for them and given their recent interest to sign Keane, it goes without saying that they are set to get the job done in grand style.
Leo Bonatini has been the one who has been spearheading Espirito Santo’s side up front in attack but most of the other options he has at his disposal are relatively young and lack experience. Wolves do need someone who has truckloads of experience under his belt and who could play a leading role on the pitch and guide the players off it and signing Keane should cater to their needs to a significant extent.