If the reports from earlier today are true, then Spurs could be scrapping any thoughts of negotiating a permanent deal for Emmanuel Adebayor and turning their attentions elsewhere. Ade’s wages have been reported as being between £170,000 and £200,000 a week and that has always been the likely stumbling block for any permanent transfer.
Some of those earlier stories mentioned Loic Remy once again and the Marseille striker is known to have been on manager Harry Redknapp’s radar in the past. Alternatively, there is Giuseppi Rossi whose transfer fee seems to have plummeted since his recent long term injury. Some reports suggest that as little as £10m would be required to secure the Italian’s services.
The rumour mill has also brought the name of Demba Ba to the forefront again. After impressing at Newcastle this season, stories suggest that the club are looking to offer the Senegalese £50k a week to stay – figures that are within the reach of Spurs.
So if Ade doesn’t stay there is a desperate need for at least one new striker next season and at present, there is no shortage of candidates.