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Emmanuel Adebayor would ‘almost guarantee safety’ according to former Newcastle star

5 years ago

Former Newcastle United star Jermaine Jenas has claimed that if Emmanuel Adebayor came to St James Park, he would almost guarantee safety from relegation.

The striker was released by Tottenham at the end of last season and is yet to find another club, despite still being only 31 years of age.

In the last three and a half years Adebayor only started 47 Premier League goals, though he did score 18 Premier League goals in those 47 games (plus sub appearances).

Though of course taking on somebody with his perceived attitude would be a massive gamble.

However, that hasn’t stopped Jermaine Jenas giving Adebayor the highest reference and he’s even recommended him to Manchester United as well as those clubs fighting relegation.

Jermaine Jenas writing for Yahoo Sport:

“If I were a Premier League manager in need of goals this month, I would break the bank to get Adebayor for the next six months.

“There are a lot of clubs that fall into that category – Crystal Palace, Man Utd, Norwich and Newcastle.

“These clubs could do a lot worse than signing Adebayor on a short-term deal and for those near the bottom – he will almost guarantee you safety.”

Despite what the general public think of the out of work striker, the Tottenham old boys act has been in full flow, with former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp having already got in on the act in recent days:

“When you look around at what is available in the market this month, Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season is a no-brainer.

“Swansea, Norwich, Sunderland, Newcastle, Aston Villa or anyone struggling at the lower end of the table should be looking at him – he could even perform at a higher level, Chelsea have been linked with him….he should relish the challenge of proving he is big enough to play in the big games.

“Wages have been an obstacle to signing him in the past but he’s been paid up now and shouldn’t be looking for mega money.

“I’ve been critical of him for prioritising the wrong things sometimes but I think he’s in a place now where he just wants to play.”


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