Bannan welcomes LA Galaxy's Keane to Aston Villa

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has welcomed loan signing Robbie Keane from LA Galaxy.

Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has welcomed loan signing Robbie Keane from LA Galaxy.

He could face his Galaxy team-mate Landon Donovan in Saturday's home Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. Donovan has rejoined the Toffees for a second loan period.

Midfielder Bannan said: "Robbie is a player I watched when I was growing up. If you are getting players like that, it is good for the club.

"Robbie will add to the strength and the depth of the club as well.

"For the younger players, it is great to have a player of that calibre and experience in the squad even for a short spell.

"Our squad is pretty young experience-wise and having another wise head is only going to help us as a group.

"Robbie has been around for ages and played at the top level."

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