On loan Real Madrid striker linked with big money move to St James’ Park.
Emmanuel Adebayor ‘eyed by Newcastle’ after talking up England
Real Madrid’s two-goal hero Emmanuel Adebayor has hinted at an immediate return to England when his loan stint in Spain ends this summer, with Newcastle the latest club to be linked to the Manchester City star.
Adebayor – who is said to be being lined up as a like-for-like replacement for Andy Carroll – struck twice as Real all but ended Spurs’ European adventure with a 4-0 win at the Bernabeu.
But the former Togo captain has hinted he is still keen to return to English football, even after experiencing the ‘love’ of the Madrid public.
‘I have been playing in England for five years, I had the chance to play in France for a couple of years, so it is a good time for me to play in Spain,’ he said.
‘If I have the chance to go back to England one day, why not? I will never throw England away. I love the football, I love the atmosphere.
‘But don’t get me wrong, I am very happy where I am, the future will show where I go but for now I am just happy to be on the football pitch again, playing football.
This source suggests that Newcastle United are interested in Man City striker Emmanuel Adebayor and if, as expected, Real Madrid Jose Mourinho opts to not sign the Togo international on a permanent deal then perhaps a move to St James’ Park will not be out of the question.
Above all else at 27 years of age the former Arsenal striker wants regular first team football and a lot could depend on whether Magpies owner Mike Ashley is willing to use a decent chunk of the £35m the club received from Liverpool for Andy Carroll.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is keen to sell Adebayor and the Eastlands club are looking to receive at least £18m for a player they purchased for £25m in the summer of 2009. Emmanuel Adebayor is a proven Premier League goalscorer who has netted 61 goals in 113 league starts.
Alan Pardew would no doubt love to land such a consistent marksman and currently has to make do with the head working but not very prolific services of Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Shefki Kuqi, Leon Best and youngster Nile Ranger.