Robbie Keane joining Wolves would be a massive boost - Stephen Hunt

Winger would love to be joined by international team-mate
Wolves winger Stephen Hunt says it will be a massive boost for the whole club if they can persuade Robbie Keane to return to Molineux.

The Republic of Ireland striker is almost certain to leave current club Tottenham in January, with Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Peter Crouch ahead of him in the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

Newcastle United, Aston Villa, West Ham and Birmingham City have all been linked with the 30-year-old, as have relegation strugglers Wolves, for whom Keane played at the start of his career.

Hunt said to The Daily Star: "Robbie's a class player who would be a boost to most Premier League clubs once he gets a few games under his belt.

"He needs games but his ability levels are not in question. He is already playing for a big club.

"Robbie has so much experience it would be a huge boost to everyone if he came here."

Wolves were also interested in securing a return for Keane at this stage last season, but the experienced front-man eventually made a shock loan move to Celtic, where he bagged 16 goals in 19 appearances.

"Maybe last year just wasn't the right time for him in his career," continued Hunt. "He went to Celtic, which is magic for the Irish lads especially.

"But he was at Matt Murray's farewell and he got a great response from the fans - it would be great if he came."

Wolves lost 2-0 away to West Ham on Saturday, meaning they sit bottom of the Premier League with just 18 points from 20 games.

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