We got pretty excited about this last week. What better way for Robbie Keane to end his career than back at the club where it all started? Keane broke through as a 16 year old at Wolves, and now, at 37, having done everything in the game, he was going back to help with the club's final push for promotion back to the Premier League.
Unfortunately, it might not be that straight forward.
The problem is that Robbie is in the early stages of a deal with ATK in India, and seemingly none of he, the club in India, or his manager Teddy Sheringham seem to know anything about this potential dramatic return to Wolves.
ATK were beaten 1-0 yesterday, and news of the Wolves' reports were one of the main talking points after the game. Sheringham told reporters he thinks Keane will stay until the end of the Indian Premier League season and that he's heard nothing from his former club.
I have heard the speculation as well but I presume that's what it is, speculation. Robbie hasn't heard anything or he hadn't the last time I spoke to him.
We want to keep Robbie here. He is a fantastic player and great leader for the team. I want him to be there.
Meanwhile, former Wolves goalkeeper, and a teammate of Keane's, Matt Murray, also claimed he had talked to Robbie and there was nothing to the rumours.
Nothing in Keano story. I spoke to him yesterday. Deffo no chance of me ever playing again thatbis for sure!!!
— Matt Murray (@MattMurray20) January 5, 2018
Last Wednesday, journalist Tim Nash wrote in the Daily Mirror that Keane was on the verge of returning to Molineaux.
BREAKING: @Wolves are hoping to add Robbie Keane to their promotion-chasing party. Keane, 37, is contracted to Indian Super League champions ATK until March. But it is understood he has been able to secure an early release to seal an emotional return to Molineux.
— Tim Nash (@TimNash_1) January 3, 2018