Galaxy close to deal with Keane, look to shop Angel

Galaxy close to deal with Keane, look to shop Angel

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Galaxy close to deal with Keane, look to shop Angel

DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 10:  Republic of Ireland Captain Robbie Keane in action during the International Friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Croatia at the Aviva Stadium on August 10, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.

 

BY ADAM SERRANO

Robbie Keane looks to be on his way to Los Angeles.

A deal is in place for the Galaxy to sign the Ireland International, multiple sources told SBI on Friday. If Keane does come to the Home Depot Center, it would be in conjunction with a trade of Juan Pablo Angel from the Galaxy to clear a Designated Player slot for Keane.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena stated on Wednesday that the Galaxy were interested in adding to their attack and the experienced Keane fits the bill.

According to sources, the Galaxy are shopping Angel, with his preference being to go an East Coast team. Several East teams could use a striker, including D.C. United, Philadelphia and Columbus, but at this point it is unclear which team is the favorite to land the Colombian striker.

Keane, a Republic of Ireland international has played for a number of top clubs in England, spending the last two seasons on loan away from Tottenham Hotspur. During his time on loan, Keane played for Celtic and West Ham United. In recent days, Keane had been linked with a potential move to Leicester City. 

More details will be posted as the story develops.

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