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article imageSoccer: Tottenham Hotspur in talks with Emmanuel Adebayor

By Christopher Bates     Aug 18, 2011 in Sports
London - In an effort to bulk up his squad before the current transfer deadline closes, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is currently in talks with Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Adebayor has been out-of-favour at City ever since a training ground bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini.
Having hoped for a permanent deal with Real Madrid following a loan spell last season, José Mourinho hasn't made a move for the 27-year-old.
Redknapp's only issue is matching Adebayor's current wage of £170,000 a week, although he may have to accept a reduction if he wants to play first-team football.
Redknapp said: “He was fantastic against us last year in Madrid, we couldn’t handle him. If he’s at it and he comes here and really wants to play - which we want him to do and he’s got to want to do – then he could be sensational.
“I think we’re trying to do something with him. I’m sure the fans would take to him, because he fell out with Arsenal fans. Arsenal fans hate him so Tottenham fans will love him! He’s got an advantage there – he’ll be a hero.
“If he comes here and his head’s on, and he wants to play, he could be fantastic. I think it would probably be a loan deal and you can’t go wrong can you?
“When he was at it with Arsenal he was brilliant - that’s why Manchester City paid £25million for him. He was almost unplayable at that time. If he comes here we’d be looking for him to do that here, and there’s no reason why he can’t do that.”
Although the chairman is currently in talks with Adebayor, Redknapp has admitted he doesn't know where they're at.
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