Emmanuel Adebayor was spotted at the Aston Villa training ground today and looks set to undergo a medical with the Birmingham club tomorrow.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 28, 2015
Adebayor snubbed some late interest from Crystal Palace to reunite with Tim Sherwood and will sign on a one year loan deal that will see him through to the end of his contract. How much of Adebayor’s wages Villa will be paying, has yet to be revealed but the following stat shows how important it is to get at least a percentage off the budget.
— Ricky Sacks (@GlobalSpur) July 28, 2015
The size of Adebayor’s salary explains why the club are biding their time to ensure he is gone before making a move for a replacement striker.
Saido Berahino looks the number one target, though West Brom felt the need to announce through social media that they have yet to receive a bid from Spurs.
Ok, this is getting silly now. So let us make it clear. There has been NO bid for Saido. That's it. Carry on everyone #wba
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) July 28, 2015
Meanwhile, The Mirror claims that Adebayor’s departure will see Tottenham make a move for Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez.
There’s no reason why Spurs couldn’t end up with both strikers considering that Roberto Soldado is also the subject of interest from other clubs. What’s clear is that the next week or so we should see at least one new striker arriving at White Hart Lane.