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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Tallaght-fornia here we come, say the Keane family

IT'S a long way from Tallaght's Glenshane Grove to Rodeo Drive, but that's the journey ahead of Robbie Keane.

With a hefty €6m pay packet, the Irish captain and his model wife Claudine will fit right in with the high-fliers at his new base in Los Angeles.

There are plenty of multi-million dollar mansions for the Keanes to buy in the Hills, complete with pools, cinema screens and tennis courts.

When their new pals David and Victoria Beckham moved stateside they splashed out €15m on an exclusive home in Beverly Hills.

That price tag may be a little out of Robbie's league but he will still have no trouble finding an upmarket pad.

With the help of top agents Hilton Hyland, the pair could be recommended a 3-bedroom penthouse on Doheny Drive, selling at €2.6m.

Alternatively, the Keanes could decide on 1320 Beverly Grove Place for a pricey €3.37m, a lavish gated estate with six bedrooms, complete with views of the city, ocean and mountains.

Adding further choice, a six-bedroom home on Alpine Drive's would have plenty of room for Robert Jr and a price tag of just €4.8m.

The Luxury Homes Network has a number of pads up for grabs, including an ocean-view 4 bedroom house for €4m, a 7-bedroom Spanish villa, on sale for €3.5m and a 6-bedroom gated estate, priced at €4.7m

Neighbours would include Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Jennifer Aniston -- who spent a whopping €30m on her villa.

In the beauty stakes, Mrs Keane has impressively maintained her slim figure since becoming a mum to Robert Junior two years ago.

The former Miss Ireland contestant is bound to be snapped up by local model agents.

But she'll have to step up her game to compete with the LA crowd.

The blonde beauty can enlist the help of a trainer at celebrity gym Equinox Fitness Club, on Sunset Boulevard.

A far cry from Grafton Street, the WAG can also enjoy retail therapy on Wilshire Boulevard and in Rodeo Drive's designer boutiques.

After a hard day's work, the Dublin couple can socialise with their new A-list pals at celebrity hot-spots The Ivy and Chateau Marmont, favourites of the Beckhams.

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