Harry Redknapp has kindly suggested that Newcastle United should seriously consider taking on Emmanuel Adebayor.
Amazingly, the player who was released by Tottenham at the end of last season, and is yet to find another club, is still only 31 years of age.
I am already having nightmares of Newcastle snapping him up and Emmanual Adebayor showing the same kind of commitment as Mark Viduka showed in our last relegation season.
Redknapp took the striker to White Hart Lane on loan and after Spurs waved farewell to ‘Arry, his replacement Andre Villas-Boas made the arrangement permanent, then in the last three and a half years he only started 47 Premier League goals.
Despite this, Emmanuel Adebayor scored 18 Premier League goals in those 47 games (plus sub appearances), though taking on somebody with his attitude would be a massive gamble.
Harry Redknapp has recommended the striker to all the relegation candidates and even suggested that the likes of Chelsea could benefit from taking the former Spurs forward on.
Newcastle United could undoubtedly do with another goalscorer but (thankfully on this occasion), Adebayor’s profile doesn’t exactly match a typical Mike Ashley transfer ideal.
Harry Redknapp talking to The telegraph:
“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.”