LA Galaxy Loan Keane to Aston Villa

January 12, 2012

Only a few days after star defender Omar Gonzalez tore ligaments in his knee while on loan overseas to FC Nuremberg, the LA Galaxy has agreed to send forward Robbie Keane to Aston Villa of the Premier League on loan ahead of the start of the 2012 MLS season.

The Ireland international, who had been training with his former club, Tottenham Hotspur, since the start of January, began training with Alex McLeish’s squad earlier this week ahead of the completion of the loan.

He will be eligible to play for the Birmingham-based club beginning immediately and could make his debut this weekend against Everton and Galaxy captain Landon Donovan.

Keane could play in as many as eight games for Aston Villa, plus an additional friendly at the end of February when Ireland will host the Czech Republic.

Following that game, Keane will rejoin the Galaxy ahead of the club’s trip to Toronto for the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Toronto FC on Wednesday, March 7.

Originally signed by the Galaxy in August 2011, Keane had four goals and two assists in 11 games in all competitions for the club. He also added four goals during the club’s Asia Pacific Tour following the season.

With more than 100 Premier League goals to his name, Keane is one of the League’s all-time leading goal scorers and will add to an attack that features England internationals Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald


  1. If Keane gets hurt too, mail in the season

  2. agreed. becks might not come back either

  3. Beckham is returning. The Paris deal fell apart

  4. He's old anyways. We should get in some younger legs


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