Following Spurs’ 2-1 win over Wigan at the weekend there was much talk of a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor. After scoring three goals in his first two games for the club, the giant Togolese striker linked up well with VDV to create the opening goal at Wigan and his manager Harry Redknapp was full of praise one again.
“If he keeps going like he’s going I’d love to keep him around. He’s been excellent so far,” said the boss.
Clearly there’s an obvious issue here and that concerns the wages involved. With reports of around £170,000 being paid to Adebayor at City and Spurs about to break their own wage structure for Luka Modric with considerably less than that sum, how could we possibly afford him?
As for the player himself, early reports are that he is happy and after an unsettling last couple of years, could be ready to settle down in North London once again. It may even be a non-starter, but having seen the difference that a world class striker can make to the club, should we be exploring every avenue in an attempt to keep Ade at the Lane?