Anfield boss plans Etihad Stadium striker bid.
Liverpool will reportedly look to lure Man City striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Anfield next summer as Kenny Dalglish looks to add to his attacking options. The Togo international is currently on a season long loan deal at Tottenham and is likely to be offloaded by Roberto Mancini on a permanent basis as the Italian has more than enough strikers in his Etihad Stadium squad.
27 year old former Arsenal man Adebayor had a decent first season at Man City following his £25m move from North London but the arrival of Mancini appeared to curtail the striker’s career at the club and last term he was loaned out to Real Madrid where he was a fairly effective attacking weapon when Jose Mourinho called upon his services.
The signings of Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero effectively put an end to Adebayor’s career at City and the powerfully built striker has done well since his move to Tottenham, notching up five goals and three assists in nine matches at White Hart Lane. However it has been reported that a permanent move to the club could falter due to the asking price and the player’s wage demands and now Liverpool are considering making an offer.
In January Dalglish brought in Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll but the pair have failed to gel into an effective strike partnership and now it seems Liverpool are looking to bring in further options to boost their firepower. Thus far this season the Merseyside club have managed just 16 goals in 12 matches.
Carroll has managed just two goals in 11 Premier League appearances this season and given that Liverpool do not possess much in the way of alternative attacking options, with both Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt being primarily used in wide areas and David N’Gog being sold to Bolton.
Man City are thought to be holding out for a fee in the region of £15m for Adebayor and Liverpool’s hopes of bagging the consistent marksman will be assisted if they can secure a top four finish and Champions League qualification.