After weeks of speculation, it looks like Robbie Keane has finally settled on a new club.
Keane signed with LA Galaxy in 2011 and spent six seasons with the MLS giants, but the 36-year-old’s contract came to an end at the close of the U.S domestic league’s regular season in December and he chose not to renew it.
Ireland’s all-time leading international goalscorer made it clear that he had no intention of retiring, though.
Thus, in the weeks that followed his departure from LA, reports and rumours linked the Dubliner to variety of clubs all over the U.K and Ireland.
However, a tweet that emanated from the account of Dubai club Al Ahli on Monday suggests that Keane is actually swapping the USA for the UAE.
النجم الايرلندي روبي كين يشارك في تدريبات الفرسان صباح اليوم pic.twitter.com/0S9P4z2yxM
— نادي شباب الأهلي (@Shabab_AlAhliFC) February 6, 2017
Al Ahli are one of the premier sides in the UAE Arabian Gulf League, having won the league title seven times – including in 2014 and 2016.
17 games into the 2017 league season, they lie in 4th place behind Al-Jazira, Al Ain and Al Wasl.