Aston Villa have reportedly contacted Tottenham Hotspur about the availability of Spurs’ enigmatic striker Emmanuel Adebayor, either on a permanent transfer or to take him on a season long loan deal.
Since being granted compassionate leave twice throughout last season, Mauricio Pochettino is keen on new strikers to freshen up the squad and Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to get Adebayor off the club’s wage bill but Villa are reluctant to offer him the current £100,000 per week salary he earns at White Hart Lane.
Despite London being his preferred choice of place to stay, Adebayor is said to be keen on a reunion with former Spurs Head Coach Tim Sherwood who plucked the Togo international from out of the shadows when he took over after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in December 2013 and made Adebayor the focal point of the side for the rest of that season.
In return, Adebayor scored 14 goals in the 2nd half of that season and looked like the best Adebayor we had since his season on loan at The Lane. But despite initially starting this season under Mauricio Pochettino he fell out of favour with the manager, team-mates and fans after his criticism of fans after the home defeat by Stoke last November. After that he only played sparsely and it’s clear his days in the Lilywhite shirt are over.
Since Christian Benteke is leaving Villa Park for Anfield, Sherwood is very keen to add a striker to his ranks and could use the opportunity to get Adebayor back on track as well as boosting the strength of his side and ending his very tumultuous time at Spurs.