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Roy Keane's Story About Signing Robbie Savage Might Be Our Favourite Yet

Roy Keane's Story About Signing Robbie Savage Might Be Our Favourite Yet
By Gary Reilly Updated

We've had the fight with Fergie and the fight with Schmeichel and the fight with Dunphy but now we're down to the important stuff. In what might be the most entertaining tidbit from his autobiography 'The Second Half', Roy Keane has confirmed that he once tried to sign Robbie Savage for Sunderland only for the deal to fall apart for the most Roy Keane of reasons.

I rang Mark Hughes. Robbie [Savage] wasn’t in the Blackburn team and I asked Mark if we could try to arrange a deal. Sparky said: ‘Yeah, yeah, he’s lost his way here but he could still do a job for you.’

Robbie’s legs were going a bit but I thought he might come up to us [at Sunderland], with his long hair, and give us a lift – the way Yorkie [Dwight Yorke] had, a big personality in the dressing room.

Sparky gave me permission to give him a call. So I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: ‘I can’t be fucking signing that.’

Savage, for his part, has took to Twitter to respond to Keane's snub.

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