According to reports, former Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor might be set for a surprise return to the Premier League with two clubs are considering making an approach for him.
Adebayor spent three full seasons at White Hart Lane after arriving from Manchester City in the summer of 2011.
He had a relatively successful spell for the club managing 42 goals and registering 20 assists in a Spurs shirt (transfermarkt.com).
The Daily Mail reports that Aston Villa and Brighton are both preparing offers for the Togo international with both clubs looking for a solution in front of goal with their Premier League survival at stake.
Villa have been linked with the former Spurs star since the start of the month (The Sun) but a bid is now reportedly imminent from Dean Smith’s side.
The 35-year-old striker is a free agent having left Turkish outfit Kayserispor in December and sould not have to be signed before the transfer deadline this evening.
The report adds that Adebayor is desperate to have one last chance in England after enjoying relatively successful spells with Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham.
Spurs Web Opinion
While the way Adebayor behaved towards the end of his time at Spurs left a bad taste in my mouth, I have to admit that he was actually a brilliant striker on his day. While he was never a prolific goalscorer, he is certainly a handful for the opposition to handle. However, I am not sure that he is the kind of character a club like Aston Villa need to help fight a relegation battle.
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