Robbie Keane is back where he feels wanted — and he’s ready to don the captain’s armband at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Republic of Ireland striker was promised the captaincy by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp if he made a sensational return to the club and that hastened the end of the player’s Liverpool nightmare.
Keane re-signed for Spurs on transfer deadline day for £12m which will rise to £15m but the London club were beaten by Chelsea to the loan signing of Portugal ace Ricardo Quaresma. Ledley King will continue in an honorary "club captain" role at Spurs, although Keane will get the armband in the long-term.
Keane said: "It was a difficult decision to make to leave Tottenham. It proved not to be the right move. I know some Spurs fans will feel I let them down by leaving but I can assure them I shall be giving my all for this club."
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said: "Robbie will make a terrific impact, he is a boy who wants to win and you need that at the club. "Every time he puts his shirt on he gives everything he's got."