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Harry Redknapp Wants Adebayor, On Loan

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in Emmanuel Adebayor, but only if Manchester City are prepared to loan out the player.


Once a £26M buy from Arsenal, Adebayor now finds himself well down the pecking order at City, behind first choice strikers Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli. The Togolese striker spent the second half of last season on-loan at Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid where he mustered 8 goals in 22 appearances.

Adebayor was left out of City’s preseason tour and was made to train with the reserves, a move that angered the striker who came out and said that he finds Mourinho a much better manager than Mancini.

Speaking on Spurs’ pre-season tour of South Africa, Redknapp said:

“The chairman, Daniel Levy, has been speaking about it, I am not sure if it will happen. He is a name that has certainly been mentioned, certainly. I spoke to the chairman about loaning the player and if we could work out a deal for him, I would like to bring him to the club.”

City are desperate to offload the unhappy striker, but their asking price of £14million for Adebayor poses a problem for Redknapp. Even if a loan deal is agreed, Adebayor will have to take a massive pay-cut (his present wage: £175,000-a-week while Spurs are ready to pay  in the region of £75,000-a-week).

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