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|SoccerAnchor EPL Transfer Special: Where will Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor end up?|
SoccerAnchor have already taken a look at what the respective clubs need on the transfer market, but where could some of the big-name players end up by August? SoccerAnchor's Saikat Chatterjee explores the future of Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker has been a grand success for the London outfit this season. Emmanuel Adebayor, who signed for Tottenham Hotspur on loan from the Champions Manchester City, has had an excellent season for the Lilywhites, inspiring the Londoners to a top four finish.
The Togo international has been in galvanizing form this season scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists in 37 appearances for Spurs. The former Arsenal man has benefited Spurs with his influential presence on the pitch, something spurs have lacked since the departure of Dimitar Berbatov. With the inconsistency of Defoe and Pavlyuchenko, Harry Redknapp was forced to look for alternatives.
The signing of Adebayor has worked like a charm for the Londoners since then. Adebayor has been exactly the type of striker Tottenham have missed earlier. The ability to bring other players into the game, calmness in front of goal and added flair has been a huge hit at the White Hart Lane this season.
REMAIN AT TOTTENHAM
Despite that fact that Tottenham have missed out on the Champions league next season, Adebayor is loving life at North London and wants to be a part of their future. Adebayor believes that the club has what it takes to progress next season.
Given the fantastic showing in his loan spell at the North London outfit, the manager Harry Redknapp is keen to tie up a permanent deal for the Togo forward. Especially now that the parent club, Manchester City have made their intentions clear, Tottenham are looking to seal the bargain.
However, the wage demands could be a problem for Spurs if Adebayor refuses to take a pay cut. Although, it’s expected that both parties will reach a mutual agreement
The experience Adebayor has had in the Premier League has been a decisive factor for Harry Redknapp and Tottenham as the Londoners continue to work towards the permanent move. With Tottenham looking to bolster their squad with another forward this summer, it could be a start of something lethal upfront for the Lilywhites.
CHANCE OF SIGNING: 95%
With Harry Redknapp claiming earlier this season, that Adebayor’ wage demands could be a stumbling block for the Londoners should they decide to make the move permanent, there has been plenty of speculations about a move to Qatari-owned Malaga, after the Los Boquerones finished fourth in La Liga to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Malaga Coach Manuel Pellegrini has made a big-name striker his priority for the transfer window following Van Nistelrooy's decision to retire and the in-form Togo forward is one of the players he is interested in. Given the fact that Adebayor has a fair amount of experience playing in Spain with a short loan spell at Real Madrid, it could be a fascinating prospect for both the club and the player.
Since the takeover, the Qatari owners have splashed considerable amount of cash in squad reinforcements and it is believed that the Los Boquerones are prepared to offer Adebayor a mega deal.
CHANCE OF SIGNING: 5%
Tottenham looks to be the most likely destination for the Manchester City Striker especially because of the lack of interest from other top teams. However, should Adebayor decide not to take a massive pay cut to stay at Tottenham, the lure of Champions league and a mega deal could turn his head and convince him to join the Spanish outfit.