Will Robbie Keane Be a Success at Celtic?
The January transfer window never fails to throw up a surprise or two, and this year was no different following ex-Liverpool and Tottenham captain Robbie Keane’s move up north to Glasgow Celtic. While the transfer window was one of the quietest in recent years, Keane’s move was certainly the highlight. The big question that most people are asking now is ‘Will Robbie Keane be a success at Celtic?’
In my opinion, he most certainly can. While Keane is in the twilight of his career and has been very much on the sidelines of the Tottenham team for the last year, he still has enough quality to make an impact on a league that favours attacking football, and in a team that loves to play fluid, attacking football (this is mainly down to Celtic manager Tony Mowbray’s tactical approach to the game and his footballing philosophies).
Another reason why I feel Keane will be a huge success at Celtic is because the Scottish Premier League is nowhere near the standard of the English Premier League, so the teams that he’ll be up against won’t have players of anywhere near the same quality that he is used to. Couple this with the fact that Keane is a self-confessed boyhood Celtic fan, and he’ll have all the passion and desire to want to achieve great things. The move is totally understandable from Keane’s point of view, since no player likes sitting on the bench when they could be playing first team football every week for another team.