FORMER MLS STAR SEEKS RETURN TO ENGLISH FOOTBALL

According to reports, former Major League star and Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keene could make a shock return to the English football after a five-year spell with Los Angeles Galaxy FC English Second tier side, Preston North End is among clubs to have registered an interest in the Irish Striker.


The 36-year-old left the Los Angeles Galaxy last year November as a free agent. Speaking to the media after his MLS departure, Kaene said: “I still feel sharp – I look after myself very well – and I have certainly got a lot of goals left inside of me.

He also talked about the love and passion he still for the game, saying: “I still feel as hungry as ever.”

Keene, who began his professional career with English side, Wolves as a 17 year-old and scoring his first international goal the following year. He would later go on to be Republic of Ireland’s top scorer of all time with 68 goals in 146 matches. Keene has now retired from the international soccer scene but hopes to prolong his club career.

The ex-Tottenham, Inter Milan and Leeds star has arguably been British football’s most successful import to the Major League Soccer. Kaene told supporters directly when he called it a day in the United State.

“Thank you for welcoming me as one of your own and for helping me to make MLS a special place for me and my family. The city has become my second home and I will never forget the unbelievable backing you gave me during my time at the Galaxy. The great time we shared will stay with me forever.

“I look forward to watching the club continue to grow and progress in the coming years. It’s been an honour to captain your team and I’m so proud of everything we’ve achieved together,” he said.

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