QPR chief Harry Redknapp has hinted that he could make a January move for LA Galaxy hero Robbie Keane in January.
The 34-year-old recently fired the west coast side to MLS play-off glory, winning the division’s MVP award – given to the best player over the course of the season – along the way thanks to his 22 goals.
The Republic of Ireland international has been in America since leaving Spurs in 2011, and has already made one short-term return to the Premier League with Aston Villa.
And Redknapp is keen to use a similar tactic to lure Keane back across the Atantic Ocean in January:
“The MLS market is one that we’ve got to look at. Robbie’s a good shout, he’s a good pro.” He is quoted by The Express.
“He would be the ideal type to have around for sure because he would give us something.”
A number of players use the MLS of-season to make short loan moves back to Europe, with the USA’s soccer schedule running through the summer months, rather than the winter.
Redknapp has already coached Keane, securing his signature from Liverpool in 2009 after a brief, and largely unsuccessful, spell on Merseyside.