Our old friends the Daily Mail run a headline this morning stating that Harry Redknapp has ‘pleaded’ with Chairman Daniel Levy to do all he can in striking a deal that is tempting enough to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at the club.
In contrast with The Guardian who slated the player at the start of the week, the Mail’s article underlines the striker’s qualities but Harry’s quotes do rather stop short of sounding like a plea.
Here’s what he said,
‘If you want to keep the best players, we must find a way of doing a deal that’s near to what they can earn elsewhere.
‘We’re not in a position to pay £40million or £200k a week, we don’t do it.
‘The chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t run it like that and rightly so.’
We’ve already seen one loanee tied up on a permanent deal this month and while Adebayor’s future is unlikely to be decided until the end of the season, could Levy really be working towards an offer that suits all parties?