Report: Former Spurs striker linked with surprise Premier League return

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report by The Sun, former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor could make a shock return to the Premier League with Aston Villa in the January transfer window.

Adebayor arrived at Spurs from Manchester City in the summer of 2011 after the conclusion of a successful loan spell with Real Madrid.

While the Togo international was quite sensational in his first season at White Hart Lane, his performance levels dropped off in the subsequent seasons.

Although he wasn’t very consistent, he still managed to score 42 times and register 20 assists in a Spurs shirt (

The 36-year-old striker joined Turkish club Kayserispor back in August but is now a free agent after leaving the club last month.

After losing their striker Wesley to a long-term injury, it is claimed that the Villans are keen on bringing in an experienced forward who can help them in their quest for Premier League survival with Adebayor being mentioned as one of the club’s main targets.

Spurs Web Opinion

While the way Adebayor left the club obviously left a bad taste in my mouth, one cannot deny that he was unplayable on his day. While he was never a prolific goalscorer, his all-round play was up there with the best strikers of his era. However, I am not sure that he is the kind of character a club needs to help fight a relegation battle.

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