Multiple sources confirm that Republic of Ireland star Robbie Keane is on his way to Los Angeles where he will undergo a physical ahead of signing a two-year, $8 million contract with the LA Galaxy
Keane is currently under contract to Tottenham Hotspur of the Barclays Premier League, where has has played since January 2009 (his second stint with the North London club). The former Spurs captain has been sent on loan in each of the last two seasons, spending time with both Celtic (Scotland) and West Ham United (England).
Keane scored a career high 23 goals (54 appearances) for Tottenham in 2007-08 before moving to Liverpool. After half a season at Anfield, Keane transferred back to White Hart Lane, where he has been unable to recapture a place in the team under manager Harry Redknapp.
Internationally, Keane holds the record for most goals scored for the Republic of Ireland, for whom he serves as captain. His two goals against Macedonia on June 4, 2011 pushed him to 51 goals in 108 appearances.
If Keane does come to the Home Depot Center, it would be in conjunction with a trade of Juan Pablo Angel from the Galaxy to clear a Designated Player slot for Keane. According to various sources, the Galaxy are shopping Angel, with his preference being to go an East Coast team.
Several East teams could use a striker, including D.C. United, Philadelphia and Columbus, but at this point it is unclear which team is the favorite to land the Colombian striker.
What do you think Galaxy fans? Is this the move that wins you the MLS Cup this year?