In what must be one of the most nostalgic year in football history with the likes of Henry and Scholes back “where they belong”, the trend seems to be continuing and this time former Spurs and Liverpool man, Robbie Keane has made his way back to the Premier League albeit on a short term loan.
The 31-year-old Republic of Ireland striker was shown training with his future team-mates in a video on Villa’s website earlier this week as he waited to complete his return to the Premier League on a short-term deal, and the deal has now gone through.
Keane could now make his debut against Everton on Saturday, where he will come up against his Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan, who is on loan at Goodison Park.
Villa manager Alex McLeish hopes Keane can provide the same sort of spark as another on MLS loan player Thierry Henry has achieved after rejoining Arsenal.
McLeish said: “I saw Thierry Henry’s goal the other night and it was a fantastic moment regardless of which team you support. I thought `wow, it would be good if Robbie can make that kind of impact’.”
Keane moved to Galaxy from Tottenham last summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at West Ham.