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Hammered: Robbie goes east as Spurs lose patience

West Ham to land Ireland skipper on loan until end of the season in bid to avoid relegation.
Jan 27th 2011, 10:31 AM 1,364 0

ROBBIE KEANE WILL wrap up a move to West Ham in the next 24 hours.

The Ireland skipper will join the relegation-threatened Hammers in a lon move – though Upton Park chief Karren Brady has agreed to pay a £1.2million fee for his services – according to the Irish Daily Mail.

They will also cover his £65,000 per-week wages.

If West Ham avoid relegation they will pay Tottenham around £5m to make the move permanent, according to Mark McCadden in the Irish Daily Star.

The Sun however reports that Harry Redknapp will cut the Ireland skipper from his 25-man squad if the Keane isn’t out the door by Monday.

Redknapp is having trouble squeezing all his players into the official squad following the recent signings of Steven Pienaar and Bongani Khumalo.

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He also wants to find room for defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has recovered from injury.

Keane angered Spurs chiefs last week when he priced himself out of a £6m to Birmingham by asking for a four-year deal worth £65,000-a-week.

The transfer will be welcome news for Ireland soccer fans as the Boys in Green face into a crucial Euro qualification period.

Giovanni Trapattnoi last week urged his skipper to move to ‘America or anywhere else’ they’d give him game.

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