Spurs’ boss Harry Redknapp said that Tottenham are talking to Manchester City about striker Emmaneul Adebayor. The former Arsenal forward would be an excellent addition for Spurs, who are in desperate need for a quality striker.
Redknapp said this Wednesday regarding Adebayor: ”The chairman is talking to Man City about the player but where they (the negotiations) are at, I genuinely don’t know.”
The 27-year old Adebayor is no longer needed at Eastlands, especially after the arrival of Sergio Aguero. City manager Roberto Mancini will surely try and cash in on the Togo international.
Adebayor spent part of last season on loan at Real Madrid. During that time, Adebayor made 22 appearances and scored 8 goals for Madrid. He is still a productive goal-scorer, and that is exactly what Harry Redknapp needs.
Emmanuel Adebayor is a former Arsenal player, which will not endear him to the Tottenham faithful. But he is a better option than underachievers Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe. Adebayor could link up with Defoe, and help the English striker return to his form from two season ago, when he scored 24 goals in all compeitions.
The one worry with Adebayor is his attitude. He is a tempermental player who can cause problems in the dressing room. If Redknapp plays Adebayor enough, the striker should keep quiet.
According to various reports, Manchester City could loan Adebayor to White Hart Lane for the season. This deal would be great for Spurs. First, Tottenham would not have to pay the huge fee City would want for a full transfer. Secondly, Adebayor has never spent more than a few seasons at any club, and he will not have time to cause drama. Thirdly, Redknapp can continue to look for a permanent solution to Tottenham’s striker problem.
Adebayor is not the future at White Hart Lane, but he can be effective this season. If Tottenham had a quality, in-form striker last season, they could have qualified for the Champions League. Spurs will be hopeful to secure a top-4 finish, especially after watching the Liverpool and Arsenal performances from the weekend.
In short, Tottenham need a striker, and Emmanuel Adebayor needs a team. Spurs will not even push for the Champions League spots if they do not get a quality striker to partner up with Jermain Defoe. Meanwhile, Adebayor will not get a game with Manchester City. It is a perfect match.