Mowbray: Bhoys won’t break bank to sign Keane

CELTIC boss Tony Mowbray yesterday ruled out a move for Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane, insisting the club’s wage structure could not accommodate the Tottenham striker.

The SPL giants have been linked with a loan move for the striker, who has found himself out of Tottenham’s first-team picture of late.

It had been thought that Celtic fan Keane could be interested in a move to Parkhead but Mowbray does not think the Bhoys could afford him.

Irish financier Dermot Desmond reportedly would need to loosen the purse strings to attract someone of Keane’s calibre, something Mowbray says is out of his hands.

Mowbray said: “That’s out of my hands really. In the structure we have at the moment there’s no scope for that (signing Keane).

“Every football club has its own policies and I don’t envisage that happening, unless certain individuals want to make that commitment.’’

Meanwhile Wolves have suffered a big blow with the news that Keane’s Ireland team-mate Andy Keogh has been ruled out for three months.

The 23-year-old suffered ankle ligament and tendon damage in training on Thursday and is now set to undergo surgery.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy said: “Very sadly, Andy won’t be available for a while. He damaged his ankle and has got to have an operation and will be missing for up to 12 weeks.

“It’s a huge blow for us because he’s a great kid and he was devastated to hear that news.’’


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