13 Jan 2012

Keane joins Aston Villa on loan

11:57 am on 13 January 2012

The Ireland football striker Robbie Keane has joined the English Premier League side Aston Villa on loan from American MLS side the LA Galaxy.

Keane, who moved to Galaxy from Tottenham Hotspur last year and helped them clinch the MLS Cup championship in November, will stay with Villa until six weeks before returning to the US in time for the new MLS season.

He could be in line for a Villa debut this coming weekend against Everton, subject to clearance from world governing body FIFA.