Celtic want Keane to stay a Bhoy

Stand-in Celtic boss Neil Lennon is hoping he can persuade Robbie Keane to stay at the club when his temporary transfer from Tottenham Hotspur expires in the summer.

The Republic of Ireland hit-man has been in prolific form for the Bhoys since he moved from the Londoners on January transfer deadline day, notching 12 goals in the 12 games he has played.

Although Keane has reiterated his desire not to rush into a decision, Lennon has other ideas and insists he will pester the front man for as long he is at the Parkhead helm.

"I'm not giving up on him staying," Lennon said.

"It will ultimately be Robbie's decision but I will be begging him every day from here on in to stay if he can.

"We need that calibre of player at a club like this, we need a 25-30 goals-a-season player if we can go out and get them.

"He is world class. His pedigree, calibre and his record speaks for itself.

"He's a very intelligent footballer, he has a cool head under pressure and is a good finisher, and he has that touch of charisma that all the good players have."

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