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Is Robbie Keane Really worth 20 Million

So is he worth £20 million? Some would say yes, some would say no, but I say lets take a look at his career and judge for ourselves. He has played for 5 different clubs at senior level before he joined Liverpool. Wolves where he started his career at the age of 17 starting very well scoring 2 goals on his debut against Norwich he went on to finish the season with 11 goals in all competitions. The following season was even better for him when he finished the season the clubs top scorer with 16 goals and several outstanding performances and these performances led to him being sold to Coventry for £6 Million pounds which was at the time a British record for a teenager.

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But his career at Coventry was short lived after yet another impressive season scoring 12 league goals in .سرمایه گذاری مدیریت ثروت لیورپول 31 appearances and he was snapped up by Inter Milan for £13 Million, but this is where his career hit a snag following the sacking of Marcello Lippi, who managed inter at the time Keane was brought.

Because new manager Marco Tardelli decided to use keane majorly as a sub, he failed to score a league goal in 6 games for them, which led to him been sent out on loan to Leeds where he got back his scoring touch back again notching up 9 goals in 14 starts, which lead to Leeds making the loan move a permanent 1 for £12 million. Having become a permanent Leeds United player his goal scoring sense went dry once again as he managed to score just 3 league goals in 25 games the following season.

Leeds United at that time were in financial crisis and decided to cut loses by selling him to Tottenham Hotspur for £7 million and he had a very positive 6 seasons scoring 107 in 254 games in all competitions. His overall goal scoring record is 169 goals in 445 games which work out to an average of 0. 38 goals per game (not great in my opinion).

His Liverpool career all depends on what sort of partnership he can form with Torres, as u probably know he formed a very good partnership with Berbatov. Before he played with Berbatov the most goals he scored in a season was 17 in 04/05, Then Berbatov comes along and in the past 2 season he has scored 22 and 23, 1 goal less than Berbatov who has scored 23 in both seasons. So all together in 2 seasons they have managed 91 goals between them which isn’t bad at all. I can’t see him scoring more than his own personal record 23 goals in 1 season because I think most chances will fall to Torres and he’ll take them whereas Berbatov Opted to pass as much as he did shoot which may limit Keane’s goals.

So would you be happy if you’re team paid £20million pound for 28 year old striker that scores roughly 1 goal every 3 games, and probably won’t win you the league. I think I would’ve kept crouch and spent the 20million on some decent wingers and wing backs but again the choice is Rafa is and only time will tell how successful is most trusted signing will perform when the season starts.

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