LA Galaxy sounds sweet to Keane after Spurs turns sour

Robbie KEANE has revealed how David Beckham had played a part in his move to Major League Soccer as he completed his transfer from Tottenham to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Keane had been in discussions with the MLS club over a move after it became clear he was surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.

The Republic of Ireland captain admitted earlier this week he thought his time at Tottenham was coming to an end, and the move to join Beckham’s team in a £3.5 million transfer was finally completed yesterday evening.

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Negotiations between the two parties had been held up by MLS rules, which state that any franchise must have only three high-earning squad members, known as “designated players”.

Keane will join Beckham, Juan Pablo Angel and Landon Donovan, all three of whom have played in the Premier League, at the Galaxy – although Angel is believed to be negotiating a release.

Keane revealed a chat with new team-mate Beckham was key to persuading him to move to the United States.

“When David Beckham came and trained at Spurs [in January] recently, he couldn’t speak highly enough about the Galaxy, their fans and the league in general, so I can’t wait to get over and get started