MLS side prepared to match Man City forward’s wage demands.
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Emmanuel Adebayor ‘offered escape to New York Red Bulls’
Tottenham may have had their hopes of signing Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal scuppered by New York Red Bulls, who want to reunite the striker with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry.
The Major League Soccer outfit are reportedly prepared to match the forward’s £170,000-a-week wage and have already sounded out Adebayor’s advisors, according to the London Evening Standard.
If the New York Red Bulls manage to pull off this transfer then it would be perhaps the biggest coup in MLS history. Whilst teams in the American league have managed to bring in big name players they have tended to be player at the tail end of their careers and a successful move to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, who is arguably in the peak of his career to date, would be a huge surprise.
During his season on loan at Tottenham Adebayor has notched up 17 goals and perhaps more surprisingly 11 assists and as such has become Harry Redknapp’s most effective attacking weapon. Man City may well look to offload the Togo international this summer as Roberto Mancini’s side have clearly managed just well without him in their striking armoury.
A move to the MLS may interest the former Arsenal man but would he be willing to make such a move as a 28 year old? traditionally European based talents have made the trip across the Atlantic once they are already firmly in their 30s so perhaps interest from New York Red Bulls comes a few years too early?
Thierry Henry has had a great season thus far, scoring nine goals in eight games. His strike partner Kenny Cooper, an American who was once a Man United man, is also performing well notching up eight goals in eight matches. Therefore is there really a need for the Red Bulls to make a move for Adebayor at this time?