Sky Sports is reporting that the Los Angeles Galaxy have had their bid for Irish striker Robbie Keane accepted by Tottenham Hotspur. Coinciding with the report is the news that current Los Angeles Galaxy designated player striker Juan Plabo Angel was not at practice today.
Keane is slated to make between $4 and 4.5 million-a-year with the Galaxy, who must move one of their three designated players to allow for his signing. Angel has had a rather out of form season with the Galaxy, slotting home only three goals after five seasons of double digit finishing.
Multiple teams were said to be in for Angel in recent days, but now Soccer By Ives is saying, over Twitter, that Angel is pushing for a trade to the Philadelphia Union, or else he will probably retire. Ives also stated that the Union won't make the trade unless they get Angel for a deal that basically makes him a free transfer.
The Union have one international player spot open after releasing former third goalkeeper Thorne Holder earlier this month, allowing the second year franchise to acquire the Colombian Angel if a deal is worked out with Los Angeles.
The international transfer indow for MLS teams ends at 11:59 pm EST, but the roster freeze for MLS teams, which means the end of deals that go inbetween MLS teams or signings of American or Canadian players, ends on September 15. However, for the Galaxy to bring Keane into the team Angel must leave by the end of the international transfer window to open up that designated player spot.