Emirates most-hated joins White Hart Lane rivals.
Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old will undergo a medical today after the two clubs reached an agreement last night.
The Togo international will head back to north London two years after leaving Spurs’ fierce rivals Arsenal.
He is not the most popular man in the area with Gunners fans hating his lack of loyalty and his infamous celebration against them following his goal for City.
Even Tottenham fans do not like him because of his Arsenal links and Adebayor even accused them of racism as he scored two goals against them in the Champions League last season.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been eager to add a striker to his squad as he tries to get his side back into the top four of the Premier League.
So he has swooped for Togo ace Adebayor, who is behind Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli in the pecking order at City.
Redknapp was keen on signing the lanky ace earlier this summer but his £170,000-a-week wages have been a sticking point.
Tottenham have agreed to pay a larger percentage of this salary than they were originally willing to splash out.
Adebayor will have to wait for his debut as he will be ineligible to play against his parent club this Sunday.
The move could open the door for Peter Crouch’s exit from White Hart Lane, with QPR and Fulham both interested in the England international.