By Dominic Toner
Leeds are interested in signing free agent Robbie Keane, according to a report.
The Express claim that the Whites are “attempting to re-sign veteran striker Keane” as they look to bolster their forward options.
The report details that Sunderland, Brighton and Preston are also in the race for Keane and want to sign him.
Keane is well remembered for being a goal machine in the Premier League, where he scored 131 goals in 368 games for six different clubs.
The 36-year-old previously spent a spell at Elland Road and became a popular figure at the Yorkshire club.
Keane recently revealed that he had received offers from Championship clubs to start playing again, but claimed that Leeds or Wolves were not either of those sides.
The forward is still looking for a club after leaving LA Galaxy and could be offered a route back into football by former club Leeds, who are currently fourth-placed in the Championship.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds should go all out to re-sign Keane in January as they need some extra fiewpower in attack. Chris Wood is the main source of goals for the Whites and they would be in a serious issue if he was to pick up an injury. Wood is the club’s top scorer with 19 goals this season across all competitors, with Kyle Bartley and Souleymane Doukara next with just four goals each. Garry Monk needs to bolster his frontline if they are to continue their promotion push and free agent Keane seems like a sensible solution. Leeds already have a youthful squad and the experienced Keane would give so much to the youngsters. The striker has also been performing well in America during recent years and it would be no surprise to see him chip in with some goals in the Championship.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have seal a second midfielder deal of the January window.