ESPNsoccernet has announced Spurs' manager Harry Redknapp has given his permission to Robbie Keane to seek a new club in the January transfer window. It is believed the two teams leading the race for his signature are Aston Villa and Vancouver Whitecaps. Redknapp has stated he will not let Keane leave unless the price is right.
If Keane moves across the pond to Canada he could become much more than just a DP for a young MLS team. He could be a player they build the team around and the marketing potentials could be massive for the club. It would also give MLS proven player abroad who has played for several marquee teams. Keane is only 30 years old, and could have 4-6 years left in his body.