_65207048_keeneNorth East United FC have signed Portsmouth product James Keene, reports their official twitter handle.

Keene, who started his career in the gallows of British Football has gone to become a well known figure in the Swedish League.

Operating as a striker, James Keene though not prolific, is known for his agility and speed, carrying a stature of 5ft 10inches. He is renowned for his ability to pick up a defense splitting pass in the final third. All in All, Keene has gone on to score 51 goals in 225 appearances, though figures might not be staggering, his experiences and knowledge of the game, makes up for his lack of goals.

After signing for NEUFC, Keene said, “I am very proud to be part of NorthEast United FC and it’s great to know that the North East is the powerhouse of Indian football and that the people here are very educated about the game as well.”

“All of us are training very hard at the moment and the training is fantastic, especially working under an experienced coach like Ricki Herbert. We are excited about the start and hope that this new league will take Indian football to the global stage.” he adds.

A centrifugal point of attack, Keene adds his immense wealth of football to the contingent from North East India. With the North East Franchisee running high on well know names in terms of defense, perhaps a decent signing was needed in the attack department. The Signing of James Keene adds to this and also creates more gunpowder in their present Arsenal, in the form of strikers Seminlen Doungel , Durga Boro and Cornell Glen.