Aston Villa fans urge Bruce to bring back this 36-year-old to help solve striker problem
By Amir Mir
Aston Villa have been left short up front after Scott Hogan’s injury – and fans on Twitter have urged Steve Bruce to bring Robbie Keane back to the club.
January signing Hogan is set to miss up to five weeks of action after injuring his ankle during the 2-0 defeat at Newcastle on Monday night.
Bruce confirmed that he would like to get another striker into the club, but admitted that it would be “difficult” to do so now.
At this moment in time, Jonathan Kodjia is the only recognised forward at the club with Hogan, Gabby Agbonlahor, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Libor Kozak all injured.
As a result, the Villa Park faithful want the club to sign free agent Keane to help solve their striker problems as the former Tottenham man is currently a free agent.
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Keane had a brief spell at the Midlands club under former Villa boss Alex McLesih where he excelled for a short period of time.
Now, the 36-year-old is without a club and with Villa looking over their shoulders at the possibility of a relegation fight in the Championship fans want Keane to sign.
However, one fan felt that the club would not call upon the former Premier League forward as Dimitar Berbatov was another name mentioned.
Centre-back Christopher Samba is currently a free agent and Bruce confirmed during his press conference on Friday that he is training with the club.
Nonetheless, supporters want Keane to follow in Samba’s footsteps as a number of crucial games are coming up for Villa, starting with Derby on Saturday afternoon.
Here is a selection of their message on Twitter:
Is Robbie Keane still available? #AVFC
— Anthony Bishop (@ATB_Brummy) February 25, 2017
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) February 25, 2017
— Matt (@dvtavfc) February 25, 2017
Definitely think we should be looking at Berbatov or Robbie Keane on a short term deal with our current lack of striking options. #AVFC
— Aston Villa Blog (@AVFC_Blog) February 22, 2017
think most fans think the same. Yet doubt either of them will even be asked to train
— Chilli ???? (@AdMorse_avfc) February 22, 2017
Keane for me. He will work hard and give it all he has got.
— Les Worrall (@WorrallLes) February 22, 2017
RHM should play. The emergency loans have been done in years past. We have to sort this mess out for next season. #UTV
— ||Turing Tested|| (@verbalpilfery) February 22, 2017
Surely if we're looking at free agents we need to be looking at strikers? Robbie Keane or Berbatov maybe? #avfc
— Jacob Groves (@JacobGroves94) February 21, 2017
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