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Robbie Keane will be allowed to leave Tottenham in January after Harry Redknapp admitted he had spoken to the Irish striker and accepted that he needs first-team football.

Aston Villa are favourites to sign the £8 million-rated Keane, who returned to Spurs in the 2009 January window after a disappointing spell at Liverpool. He was loaned out to Celtic last January but has struggled to break back into the first team since his return.

Vancouver Whitecaps are also interested in the 30-year-old goalscorer and Redknapp said: “I have spoken with Robbie and I think he’d like to move. He wants to play. All his career, he’s played and been a big player. He could sit here and take his wages, but that’s not him. He would do a great job for anybody.

“Probably the hardest decision I had to make was last week: I couldn’t get him on the bench [against Liverpool]. It wasn’t easy when you respect somebody.’’

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