Robbie Keane 'verbally agrees' LA Galaxy extension

The Republic of Ireland international looks set to finish is career in America after announcing he is close to penning a new two-year deal with the MLS outfit
Robbie Keane has revealed he has "verbally agreed" a new two-year contract with LA Galaxy, which could include the option of a further season.

The Republic of Ireland international joined the MLS outfit in the summer of 2011, and has since gone on to 38 goals in 58 appearances as LA Galaxy won back-to-back MLS Cups.

And Keane now looks set to end his career in America after announcing he is close to extending his stay past his 35th birthday.

"I've just verbally agreed a two-year contract, maybe extending to three," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm certainly excited about that and playing for the Galaxy in the future. I didn't think I was going to go there and then come back to the Premier League, but I'm enjoying my football there and the club has been very good to me."

Keane netted 16 goals and created a further 11 in 23 appearances with the Galaxy this season, before being eliminated from the playoffs by Real Salt Lake in last week's Western Conference semi-final.

"Since I've been there it's been a strong league," Keane said. "It's a tough league because of the structure that works there with everyone competing at roughly the same level. Every team can beat every other so it's very competitive."