McLeish: Keane 'highly motivated'

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish believes his team will have a "highly motivated" Robbie Keane at their disposal if the striker's proposed loan move from the Los Angeles Galaxy is completed.

McLeish reckons the midlands club will reap the benefits of the Republic of Ireland captain wanting to remain sharp before the Major Soccer League resumes in March and ahead of this summer's Euro 2012 finals.

Villa owner Randy Lerner has sanctioned the deal outside the general sell-to-buy policy to which McLeish has to adhere because of the club's sizeable wage bill. McLeish, who came close to signing Keane from Tottenham 12 months ago when Birmingham boss, said: "It (the deal) is not far away but I don't like to commit myself until it actually is done."

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