Palace Reportedly Weighing Up Move For Troubled Spurs Striker
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has had rather a torrid time in recent months, plagued by stories of family battles over his finances and worries over his mental state, he’s been given special dispensation from the north Londoners to return to Togo, but now, there is a suggestion that Alan Pardew may look to bring him to Selhurst Park.
The well-known striker hasn’t started a league game for Spurs since November, when the form of Harry Kane took away any need for him to make a rapid return to action, leaving many at White Hart Lane to wonder how the next few years would pan out for him.
Undoubtedly talented, his mental state has been everyone’s main concern in the months since, but with Tottenham clearly keen to know where they stand with him, a move to SE25 may not be the most ridiculous of suggestions.
Admittedly, his supposed £100,000 per week wage demands would act as a major stumbling block, should he still be adamant over the terms, but after Spurs have helped him so readily in battling his personal demons, there is a belief from some at The Lane, that they may subsidise his wages, just to help him find his feet once again.
Alan Pardew is almost certain to dive headfirst into the market for another striker between now and August, with Adebayor’s imposing frame and proven track record offering hope that, should his head be right, he could easily be capable of bagging 20 goals or more for us next term.
Having played over 200 times in England, for Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs, scoring more than 100 goals in the process, there is no debate over the striker’s pedigree, but at 31, would the club be willing to take such a wild punt on a player who, should he not hit the ground running, could prove to be a disaster for us?
It’s akin to a roll of a dice in many senses, with Alan Pardew the man standing in the casino. What would you do?