Spurs striker’s move is ‘a dream come true’

Robbie Keane rejoices in his stateside move to LA Galaxy

Robbie Keane has described his move to LA Galaxy as “a dream come true” – revealing that David Beckham helped with his decision during his spell with Spurs.

Keane signed for the Major League Soccer outfit on Monday in a �3.5million deal, leaving White Hart Lane for the second time in his career.

“I have always wanted to come and play in MLS so it’s the perfect combination for me and a dream come true,” said the striker.

“My family and I have already been made to feel very welcome in telephone calls from [president of Galaxy owners AEG] Tim Leiweke and [head coach] Bruce Arena.

“Also, when David Beckham came and trained at Spurs recently he couldn’t speak highly enough about the Galaxy, their fans and the league in general, so I can’t wait to get over and get started.

“I have already discussed football with Bruce Arena and I know exactly what he wants from me.

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“I am fit, fresh and ready to go. I’ve come here to score goals and help this team achieve their goals.

“This is a massive opportunity for me in my career. I aim to grab it with both hands and hopefully help give the Galaxy fans what they want.”

Keane originally signed for Tottenham back in August 2002, spending six years in north London before leaving for Liverpool in the summer of 2008.

An ill-fated spell at Anfield resulted in a rapid return to Spurs just six months later, as Harry Redknapp re-signed the Republic of Ireland forward.

However, the 31-year-old subsequently dropped down the pecking order, going out on loan to Celtic and then West Ham last season, before securing his move to America this week.

Keane made a total of 306 appearances for Spurs during his two spells at the club, scoring 123 goals.

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