The La Galaxy today revealed that they have extended the deal of their Republic of Ireland star, Robbie Keane.

The former Tottenham and Liverpool man has been with the club since 2011 and the new deal will see him stay at the MLS franchise for several more years.

The striker enjoyed a productive season last year on the field, scoring 16 times and adding 11 assists in just 23 appearances during the MLS campaign.

Keane spoke last year of his ambition to sign a new deal but it has taken until today for the team to make the contract extension official.

Keane, now aged 33, is the Galaxy's designated player and was a finalist for the league's MVP Award last year.

The news comes just days before the club's season-opener against Real Salt Lake, and is a welcome boost for fans to see their captain commit what will likely be his final years as a professional, to the team.

Actual terms of the deal were not disclosed but Keane will be around the MLS for a little while longer it seems.

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