Sky Sports understands Tottenham are close to finally agreeing a deal to sign Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City.
Spurs have been chasing Adebayor all summer after he impressed at White Hart Lane during a loan spell last season.
Adebayor impressed with 17 Premier League goals last term and City have been willing to offload the Togo international.
A deal between both clubs was agreed last month, but the move is thought to have stalled over personal terms.
However, it is understood a compromise has now been reached to pave the way for Adebayor to make the switch to north London.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he is looking to add another striker to his squad and it appears Adebayor will now fill that void.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
On 21 May Emmanuel Adebayor took to twitter to inform his not inconsiderable following: “Loved my spell at Tottenham. We are working hard with the chairman to make it permanent. Will keep you informed!!’
The Togolese forward had just completed a season-loan loan spell at White Hart Lane, during which he scored 17 times and generally impressed, often playing as a lone striker ahead of Rafa van der Vaart.
Some three months later, a permanent deal to take the former Arsenal man to Spurs looks finally set to be completed.
It is impossible to say what went on behind the scenes but it is fairly safe to assume that money played a major part in the hold-up of the transfer.
Adebayor was reportedly demanding a hefty pay-off to leave City, whilst refusing to compromise on his £180,000 a week wage demands. It is easy to label the 28-year-old greedy but Adebayor allegedly spends half his salary on supporting charities in his native Togo.
Even so, Spurs fans could be forgiven for feeling miffed at the former Real Madrid forward. If he was truly desperate to play for the club, surely a deal could have been struck sooner and in time for him to feature in their opening match of the season – a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle.
For City, Adebayor’s departure might be the catalyst for some transfer activity of their own. Boss Roberto Mancini is in the market for a new striker but reportedly wanted rid of Adebayor before making a move, so bids for Fernando Llorente or Leandro Damiao (ironically both are also Spurs’ targets) may be on the cards.
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