Togo attacker has been told he has no future at the Lane.
Queens Park Rangers head coach Harry Redknapp says that he would be interested in signing unwanted Tottenham Hotspur front-man Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan deal, however, the former Spurs manager has also admitted that it will be hard to persuade the Togolese to drop down a division to the Championship, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
Adebayor is currently back in his homeland following the tragic recent death of his younger brother, although the 29-year-old is expected back at White Hart Lane on Monday, when the striker will be made to train with Tottenham’s reserves.
Redknapp is the man who first brought the lanky Togo international to north London from Manchester City two years ago, with Adebayor initially moving to the capital on a season-long loan, before Redknapp’s replacement at the Lane, Andre Villas-Boas, signed the forward permanently for £5m last August.
However, Adebayor’s form in front of goal fell away badly in the previous campaign, with the attacker managing to register just eight goals and two assists in total in his 32 matches in all competitions under Villas-Boas, including an equally disappointing five strikes and two assists in his 24 Premier League appearances for Spurs.
“He’d be a great loan, that’s for sure,” said Redknapp.
“I don’t know what will happen with him. He’s a good player but it’s up to Tottenham, they have lots of good players.
“He can’t go on loan in the Premier League, he can only go into the Championship but whether he’d want to do that – it would be difficult I think.”