Robbie Keane plans future career in management
Published 13/02/2013 | 09:34
The Galaxy have not yet replaced Beckham with another big-name, big-money player but they have been linked with England stalwart Lampard who looks likely to leave Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of the season.
"I am sure they have someone in the pipeline. I think it is important for the team to get big-name players in and if we get Frank it will be good - he's been on fire," Keane said.
Lampard has been in blistering form scoring 10 goals in his last 15 games for club and country.
England manager Roy Hodgson said after the game that Lampard should stay in Europe to maintain his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup but he has been linked with a move to the States for quite a while.
The player has expressed a desire to prolong his 12-year stay at Chelsea but the club have not given him many assurances.
An established international midfielder with an eye for goal is exactly the kind of player the Galaxy need, with their attempts to sign Brazilian Kaka from Real Madrid not having made any noticeable progress.
The 37-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid player spent six years with the Galaxy before he signed a five-month contract with PSG in January.
The transfer, however, prompted suggestions it was a marketing or business-led deal.
"It's not really hard to understand," said Keane. "It's very simple, he loves playing the game.
"Why would he not go to Paris? They are top of the league, they have a great manager (Carlo Ancelotti) who he knows very well after playing for him on loan with AC Milan. It makes sense regardless of all the other stuff.
"People are always going to question it because he is such a big figure but I know him personally and I know he just loves playing the game. What's wrong with that?" added Keane.
Keane played alongside Beckham for two MLS seasons, winning the championship both times, and believes his former team mate can pick up another title this season.
"He still has passion for the game and he is still a quality player," said the Irishman. "He is going to a team that is probably going to win their league.
"It's not a bad place for him to be - hopefully he wins that league too because he has won in Spain, England and America. I hope he does it."