Robbie Keane expects to leave Tottenham this summer

Irishman not expecting to be involved in Harry Redknapp's plans for next season and sets sights on a new challenge and hints that may be outside the Premier League
Robbie Keane has revealed he expects to be sold by Tottenham in the summer and hints his future may lie outside the Premier League.

The 30-year-old spent the first half of this season on the fringes at White Hart Lane and was loaned out to West Ham in January, and endured relegation at Upton Park.

Keane is adamant an opportunity may lie elsewhere and feels he could offer younger players advice.

"I have only got one year left there [at Tottenham] so I am sure they will probably want to do business on me,” said Keane.

"The chances in the Premier League for me are fairly slim.

"For me it is about enjoying my football and playing as much as I can, maybe going to a team where I can maybe help the younger players that are coming through.

"I am not getting any younger but I will go back and see what happens.

"Whether a Championship team would pay [for me], that's another problem, but I want to play in the Premier League for the next couple of years."

Keane’s netted two goals for the Hammers in 10 appearances and one for Spurs in 13 games this term, however, the striker is hoping he can get back on the scoresheet in the upcoming games for the Republic of Ireland and lift his confidence at the same time.

"I will just concentrate on doing what I do and hopefully score goals,” he added.

"It has been a frustrating season for me but that is the past now.

"I will concentrate on these four games, take a break, switch off from football for a few weeks and then go back and see what happens.”

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