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EPL transfer: Spurs striker Keane joins West Ham on loan

January 31, 2011 10:45 IST

Tottenham Hotspur have loaned Ireland striker Robbie Keane to the Premier League's bottom club West Ham United until the end of the season with an option for a permanent cross-London move, the clubs said on Sunday.

"I like him as a player but he's also a good character which we need, he's an intelligent player and one who can score goals," West Ham manager Avram Grant told Sky Sports.

Keane, who has also played for Inter Milan, Celtic and Leeds United in a much-travelled career, said: "I'm just happy to get back playing football again, it's frustrating sitting on the bench.

robbie keane"It's a fantastic club with great tradition. They're not in the best position at the moment but I'm hopefully here to help the squad.

"If you look at how close it is you get a couple of results you move swiftly up the table."

Spurs also released wide man Jamie O'Hara, who has not played all season because of a back injury, on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.

Uruguay striker Suarez passes Liverpool medical

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez is set to complete his transfer from Ajax Amsterdam to Liverpool on Monday after passing a medical, the Premier League club said.

No details on the length of the 26.5 million euro ($36.08 million) contract were given by Liverpool, who agreed the deal on Friday.

"Luis Suarez has successfully passed his medical and personal terms with the player have been agreed. We expect to complete the remainder of the paperwork tomorrow," the club said on their website (www.liverpoolfc.tv) on Sunday.

Suarez, 24, signed for Ajax in 2007 for 7.5 million euros.

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