Villa set to complete Keane loan

Robbie Keane's loan move to Aston Villa looks set to be completed on Thursday.

The Republic of Ireland international is expected to join the Barclays Premier League side on a two-month loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy.

The 31-year-old was on the verge of joining Villa from Wolves in 1999, only for a late hitch over the transfer to result in a move to Coventry instead.

Keane could face an instant reunion with Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan in Saturday's home game with Everton.

Donovan has linked up with the Toffees for a second loan period and Keane's capture would also be a case of second time lucky for Villa boss Alex McLeish.

McLeish was confident of signing Keane 12 months ago when in charge of Birmingham, who agreed a £6million fee with Tottenham, but Keane went on loan to West Ham instead.

Source: PA

Source: PA