Sunday, January 30, 2011

Robbie Keane joins West Ham

West Ham chairman David Gold says the club have agreed a deal to sign Tottenham's Irish striker Robbie Keane on loan until the end of the season.

The Hammers have brought in the Ireland record goalscoring international with a view to making the deal permanent at the end of the campaign.

"We're delighted to sign a world class striker," Gold said after their FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.

"Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy drives a hard bargain but we've got our man."

They are expected on Monday to officially unveil Keane, who attended the Hammers' 3-2 win over Forest and will earn in the region of £70,000-a-week.

Keane joins Ba and earlier arrivals Wayne Bridge, on loan from Manchester City, and Gary O'Neil, from Middlesbrough, at West Ham during what has been a busy transfer window.