Emmanuel Adebayor’s early strike in the 2-0 defeat of Fulham yesterday meant that he finished the season with 18 goals in 36 appearances but will this be his first and only campaign in a Lilywhite shirt?
It has seemed at times that Ade has been on the periphery of some matches but add in 11 assists and it’s clear that the striker has played a significant part in Tottenham’s top four finish at the end of 2011-12. Overall, his performances have left Harry Redknapp claiming that he would like Ade to stay but his comments hinted at yet another loan deal.
“He was only on loan and his loan is up,” Harry said. “It is up to the chairman if we could loan him again. I would like to keep him, obviously. He has done great for us.
“But I don’t know. We don’t pay them wages – the only way we could do a deal was if the chairman did a clever deal like he did this year for him.”
Harry also went on to state that it was unlikely for the player to resume his career at Manchester City.
“They don’t want him. They don’t want to see him ever again, if we are being honest,” he added. “They want him out of the way and that is why they let him go.”
So has Ade done enough for us to pursue his services and if a permanent deal cannot be arranged, is another loan a decent option or should we be looking for another striker this summer?