With the transfer of Jan Vertonghen all but done it now seems that Tottenham haven’t finished there and are looking to add Adebayor to their ranks on a permanent basis.
So let’s get the lowdown on the Belgian defender first. Coming off a great season where he has helped Ajax retain the Dutch Eredivisie and winning Dutch Footballer of the Year award. His performances for Ajax, especially under the management of Frank de Boer, has made me a much sought after player with links to a Arsenal and Manchester City but it has been the desire of Vertonghen to join Tottenham due to being able to play the football he wants to play and also as frequently as he wants. A good passer of the ball and technically sound he also know how to find the net managing to score 23 goals for Ajax, a third of those (8) coming last season alone.
The clubs have agreed a fee of €12 million which works out being around £9.5 million with the player due to have a medical this week, the transfer should be officially confirmed sooner than later.
It has been rumoured that Tottenham and Manchester City have agreed a deal of £8 million for the Togolese Striker that spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane where he finished the season with 18 goals and 12 assists. A decent fee for the striker will be offset by a bumper contract that will see Adebayor become Tottenham’s highest ever earner. When happy, Adebayor is one of the finest strikers in the world. But when he is unhappy, he is as effective as a dead fish. Tottenham fans have seen glimpses of this, but Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid fans saw more than their fair share, so Spurs fans beware. Adebayor has all the qualities to be in the running for the top goal scorer next season and if AVB can get Spurs to play the way he likes then I wouldn’t be surprised to see him with 20+ goals next season, depending on if he does sign for Tottenham that is, we shall all wait and see on this one.