Wolves confirm their interest in old boy Keane
Published 23:00 28/12/10 By MirrorFootball
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed he wants to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.
Keane has been targeted by a host of clubs after Spurs announced that they were willing to offload him next month.
He began his career at Wolves and McCarthy would love to lure him back to Molineux but admits persuading him to join their battle to avoid relegation will be a tough sell.
McCarthy, who handed Keane his international debut for the Republic of Ireland, said: “He is a fabulous player.
“But would he want to come to us? Can we afford the deal? Is it attractive?
“Robbie has been a top player and whether a relegation scrap at Wolves is something he would fancy, I don’t know.
“There are a lot of factors that need to be looked at. It is not just a question of whether I just want someone.
“We will keep looking at players and the ones that we can get, if they are available, we will do it.”
Keane, 30, made his debut for Wolves in August 1997 and made 88 appearances scoring 29 goals.
Tottenham are ready to offload him for £5m or allow him to leave on-loan - on the proviso that the deal is made permanent at the end of the season.
Their transfer terms have already seen West Ham cool their interest in Keane.