Redknapp: A deal for Adebayor will probably happen


Harry Redknapp - Tottenham Hotspur News

Harry Redknapp has admitted that a deal for Emmanuel Adebayor will ‘probably’ happen.

The out of favour Manchester City striker is set to join Spurs on a season-long loan deal which looks as if it’s on the verge of being announced.

“I honestly don’t know [about Adebayor]. The chairman deals with that, I have never spoke to the player or Manchester City or anybody there.

“The chairman deals with that sort of thing at boardroom level. If anything’s going to happen, he’ll ring and tell me. I think it has been progressing along. It seems like it probably will happen but I am not 100% sure.”

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  1. Interesting acquisition this. Clearly ManC do not see Spurs as a threat, and why should they given their opening to the season and the talent at their disposal. All good for Spurs then.

    Great to see the lads playing such free flowing and confident footabll against Hearts. I suspect defoe will finding his shooting boots this season and suspect Pav will really be frozen out if he does and with the arrival of Ade.

    Krank and VDV looked great together (who was that dwarf that played decently in midfield for us last year?).

    Perfect result to allow the younger guys a hitout in the return leg and a last ditch chance to showcase the inimitable David Bentley to the MLS or SPL in the hope of a last minute sale.


    • It would be nice to see Coubailly and Kane as strikers in the return leg.

      Regarding the city probs, they are being investigated as to whether some of their sponsorship deals are not just shams to get around FFPR. I suspect that they may be thinking about getting themselves into compliance, and Adebayor is £9 mil a year on the wage bill. It is no use taking the view that we can't sell to our rivals if the result is that you can't qualify for Europe because you have breached spending rules. I would suspect that they will let him go to anyone that will make a decent dent in their £170k wage bill for him.

      It's not that they can't afford to keep him: The issue is that they need to reduce spending .

  2. Mixed feelings about this: He would strengthen us, but how long before he becomes disruptive?

    Just watched the highlights of Bilbao and Hearts, and Defoe looks like he is on fire. Will we play 4-5-1 in which case Defoe looks like second best. 4-4-2 and we have to decide who to drop from our galaxy of M/fers

    • He did actually look like he was leading the line well. We were playing the ball into feet for him, and when we did he wasn't isolated and he had someone to give it to. Lovely one touch stuff. Also, his first touch for his goal was fantastic!
      Still brainlessly offside when he hit the bar though.

  3. Any worthwhile player who loves the game more than money would want to join up on the strength of our performance last night. well done Sir H & the team. COYS

  4. I think it will be great for Spurs and if they sign Diarra & Sagna too…us Gunners will be able to pop down to the lane to watch our reserves! Harry’s desperation to sign ex AFC dropouts is strange but he was like it at Portsmouth. and look what happened to them?

    One other thought, why dont Spuds and West Ham share the new stadium? Its not as though they fill their grounds anyway, is it?

    • Nasri? Fabregas? If you keep losing players this rate, you will be able to watch your own current reserves week in week out.

  5. Who doesn't fill their ground Pete? and was that a load of red seats that were visible in the Ethiatermites stadium the other night, oh the groans comign coming from the goons (that were present)


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