DEC 00] COVENTRY CITY
Keen Gordon Fails To Re-Sign Robbie
Strachan has failed in an audacious bid to bring Robbie Keane
back to Highfield Road.
Sky Blues boss tried to secure the services of last seasonís
wonderkid on loan from Inter Milan.
that Keane is unsettled at Inter have been flying around for
weeks, and rumours suggested that he would be joining David
OíLearyís team of young stars at Leeds for the remainder of
to bolster his low-scoring strikeforce, Strachan made queries.
he said he was rebuffed by the Italian giants, who told him that
if Keane were to be loaned out it would be to another Italian
aged 20, has struggled to get in the side since Marcello Lippi
was replaced as Inter coach by Marco Tardelli.
faces a lengthy queue to get in side, with top internationals
such as Hakan Sukar, Ivan Zamerano, Chirstian Vieri and Ronaldo
ahead of him in the pecking order when fit.
boss Colin lee has also failed to bring Keane back to England on
loan, and reports linking the Irish star with a move to Charlton
have also been denied.
Norwich have been playing a similar game, bidding to re-sign
Craig Bellamy after his lukewarm start to the season.
with the Welsh international scoring the winner yesterday after
playing a slightly different role, it is unlikely that Strachan
will consider letting him go.
player who has gone is Colin Hendry, who put up money himself to
cover Bolton's costs in signing him on loan.
is desperate for first team football, having lost his place in
the Scotland team because of his failure to get into the Sky
Blues team following a disastrous start to the season.