Eastlands striker to make loan move to Bernabeu permanent
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Emmanuel Adebayor hasn’t even started a game for Real Madrid, but Jose Mourinho has already decided to make his stay in the Spanish capital a permanent one.
The Togolese striker, 26, joined Madrid this week on loan until the end of the season from Manchester City.
Madrid confirmed they had a unilateral option with City which allows them to sign him for good at the end of the season.
And it seems those proposals could be taken up by the Spanish club as AS.com claims Mourinho has already decided to keep Adebayor by composing a transfer plan for the summer.
Focus was previously on Athletic Bilbao’s Fernando Llorente, but it seems Adebayor’s quality and potential could see him overshoot the Spanish striker to stay at the Bernabeu.
However, the reported €16 million (£13.7m) fee, which could rise to €21m (£18m), is considered lofty by Madrid.
We all know that Adebayor is decent striker but what he is even more famous for is being a disruptive influence in the dressing room which makes it all the more staggering that Real Madrid appear willing to make the move permanant without checking him out first hand.
Having already secured a loan deal there would appear to be no rush to sign the Togolese on a longer deal until he has proved himself. The only reason can be that they would rather not pay an inflated price in the summer should the former Arsenal hitman prove to be a success in Spain.
In his favour, he does fit the profile of a Mourinho type of striker. A poor man’s Didier Drogba, he certainly knows where the back of the net is and as long as he puts his ego to one side he could very well in La Liga.