QPR boss rules out move for out-of-favour Spurs striker.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is not confident of securing a loan deal for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, according to talkSPORT.
The Togolese international struggled to find his best form for Spurs last season, scoring just five Premier League goals for the club after making a permanent move from Manchester City, having enjoyed a far more successful loan spell with the side the season before.
Adebayor’s best form at White Hart Lane came under Redknapp’s spell as manager of the club, and the veteran boss has been keen to reunite with the 29-year-old at Loftus Road this season, though he now accepts that this is unlikely.
Although the new signings of Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela look to have signaled an end to Adebayor’s time at Spurs, Redknapp does not believe he would be willing to make the step down to playing in the Championship, even though he has no fears of being able to meet the striker’s sizable wages.
With injuries to Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson, pressure is growing on Redknapp to bring in a new striker on loan, and while he still hopes to be able to do this, he does not believe Adebayor is an option.
“We’re looking for at least one front man but we haven’t really got a lot of choice,” he said.
“We would have him (Adebayor) here all day long. He would be fantastic but we’re not going to get him.
“It’s not his wages, I just don’t think he would drop down to the Championship – that’s the problem.”