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Blues End Interest In Robbie Keane

Birmingham City now have no interest in taking the pursuit of Tottenham`s Robbie Keane any further.

Interest was ended today after a meeting between Alex McLeish and Peter Pannu today.
Blues were willing to pay the £6 million asking price for the Republic of Ireland captain, but talks over the player`s personal terms were unsuccessful.

Peter Pannu said in a statement: 'I met with Alex and Paul today to discuss some new targets - names that we will not be mentioning at this moment in time - as we have decided that the signing of Keane would not be in the best financial interests of the club.'

'Everyone knows he is a tremendous player but having considered the overall package (one which certainly wasn`t unfair on the part of his representatives to ask for given his talent and experience), Keane`s age and the length of contract we felt that financially he wasn`t the best option available.

'This is unfortunate because Keane is a class act but supporters can rest assured we are considering other options and will pursue them where financially viable.'



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Date:Monday January 17 2011

Time: 5:10PM

Your Comments

Think you had a lucky escape from the greedy little............
Windlespur
To be honest, I think Keane deliberately ruined this move with is ridiculous wage demands, he is most likely looking to stay in London so expect a bid from Fulham, but if he had some sense he would of signed for Birmingham who seem to have a solid financial grounding and a manager who seems to instill confidence in players who people might see as past it, for example, Stephen Carr has been in good form under McLeish.
kanchelskis
Blessing in disguise for you .He`s woeful now & like windle says " you had a lucky escape "
big cockeral
Birmingham City were facing a bill of £20 million for Tottenham striker Robbie Keane before pulling out..... The Daily Star says Brum ditched Keane after the deal hit a staggering £20m Blues boss Alex McLeish was keen to get his hands on the Republic of Ireland striker after a £6m fee was agreed with Tottenham. ....... But privately, Brum were stunned by the astonishing package it would have taken to bring the 30-year-old to St Andrew’s. ..... Spurs wanted an additional £1m if Birmingham avoided relegation and Keane himself wanted £70,000 a week and a three-and-half-year deal. The striker’s salary alone would have worked out at just over £11m.
Original Prankster
 

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