Keane exits Spurs for Liverpool

Irish striker Robbie Keane has completed his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Liverpool.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy told the club’s official website: “I was incredibly disappointed when I first heard, not only that Liverpool had been working behind the scenes to bring Robbie to Anfield, but that Robbie himself wanted to go and he submitted a transfer request to this effect.

“I have already made my opinion clear on the nature of this transaction. I don’t regard it as a transfer deal – that is something which happens between two clubs when they both agree to trade – this is very much an enforced sale, for which we have agreed a sum of £19m as compensation plus a potential further £1.3m in additional compensation.”

Spurs have also said that Liverpool have apologised for the way they made their interest in the 28-year-old known. Therefore the official complaint made against Liverpool will now be dropped.