Brisbane Roar is quite keen on bringing MLS player, Robbie Keane to the A-League.
This however could put a squeeze to things as the team also hopes to retain their star striker, Jamie Maclaren.
Roar recently confirmed their interest in the Irish Veteran and have high hopes of bringing him to the A League. This has thus brought the hopes of re-signing Maclaren for another season at the end of the 2016-17 MLS Football season to an impasse.
Paddy Dominguez, the agent for the 23-year old had said the recent multiyear offer made by the club to the player was way below expectations. Dominguez, in an interview with News Corp Australia said,
“It’s a disgusting offer. He’d be the lowest paid of any of the top strikers in the MLS Football A-League.”
Keane had previously won three MLS Cup titles in Unites States after having left LA Galaxy. Brisbane would be making an effort and putting forward a proposal with the hopes of luring the striker into their folds.
Mark Kingsman, Roar’s managing director had told Fairfax Media while speaking with them about the player,
“When you’ve got somebody of Robbie Keane’s calibre and pedigree, I’m sure every A-League club would be interested. But we haven’t made an approach yet.We will make the call.”
Keane, 36, will be looking to continue his playing career. The prolific striker had scored 80 goals in the English Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur and a total of 101 goals for the Galaxy in all competitions.
For Jamie Maclaren, he has had quite an impressive season, one which has seen him emerge as the A-League’s best Australian striker, having score 20 goals last season. He earned his second Socceroos cap earlier this month and falls a little short of Bruno Fornaroli, who took home the golden boot.