Aston Villa news

Villa unable to extend Keane loan

February 9, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Aston Villa have failed to extend Robbie Keane's short-term loan deal from Los Angeles Galaxy and the striker will return to Major League Soccer after the clash at Wigan on February 25.

Robbie Keane makes his Villa debut
GettyImagesRobbie Keane spent last MLS off-season with Aston Villa

Ireland international Keane has made a big impression since arriving at Villa Park in January, scoring three goals in four Premier League matches, and Villa were hoping he could remain with them for a further week.

But the Galaxy want Keane to return after playing at the DW Stadium to prepare for the new MSL season, which commences on March 10.

Keane will feature in the league clash with Manchester City but Villa's FA Cup exit means he will have a two-week wait before his final appearance against the Latics.