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Last Updated: Friday, 3 March 2006, 15:50 GMT
Keane signs new contract at Spurs
Spurs' Robbie Keane
Keane is impressed with Spurs' ambition
Spurs striker Robbie Keane has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Keane had been linked with moves to Everton and Celtic, but has pledged his future to the White Hart Lane outfit after scoring eight goals this season.

The 25-year-old told the Spurs website: "I am just happy it is now signed and I can look forward to a good future. This is a club that is going places."

The Republic of Ireland captain, signed from Leeds in August 2002, has scored 54 goals in 145 games for Spurs.

He added: "I had the feeling it was a club going in the right direction and I still believe this, especially with how the team are doing and the quality of players that have been bought in.

Robbie Keane is a leader and has developed that quality
Spurs head coach Martin Jol

"Everything is geared towards the future and me signing this new contract is another example of that.

"I am flattered and delighted the Club have given me the opportunity to sign. I am happy and have a lot of good friends here - players and staff. Making the right decision was important for me and I feel I have certainly done that."

Spurs head coach Martin Jol said: "We want to keep our best players and Robbie is certainly an influential player.

"All the speculation can stop now, I am very happy and the main thing is Robbie is so pleased to have signed his new contract.

"Robbie is important to us, a real team player and my second captain. He is a leader and has developed that quality.

"The aim now is to go on, win a lot of games and keep improving."




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