Tottenham forward wants move to Premier League side, confirms coach, as Mauricio Pochettino plots dream strike force

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Aston Villa assistant coach Ray Wilkins has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor wants a move to Villa Park.

The Togo forward has been heavily linked with a move to join his former mentor Tim Sherwood in Birmingham this summer, and had been considered as part of a potential player-swap deal which would have seen Christian Benteke move to White Hart Lane [Express].

However, the Belgian striker eventually moved to Liverpool in a £32.5 million deal [Mirror], leaving Mauricio Pochettino to look elsewhere for offensive reinforcements.

Spurs are now understood to have turned their attentions to West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino, with the former Southampton coach envisaging a mouth-watering partnership between the Angl0-Burundian forward and hotshot Harry Kane [Daily Mirror].

Adebayor may still move to Aston Villa, according to the club’s assistant coach Ray Wilkins, who has revealed that a deal to sign the West African is still on the cards.

“There is a chance that we recruit him,” the former England international began, speaking to talkSPORT, “Adebayor wants to join us.

“He knows the Premier League, and it would be a good signing.”

Sherwood has already been busy in the summer transfer window, bringing the likes of Micah Richards in on a free, and Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Amavi to Villa Park from French football.

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A third recruit from Ligue 1 may be set to join them, with Wilkins confirming in the talkSPORT interview that Ghana striker Jordan Ayew was already in the country ahead of his medical with the one-team European Cup winners.

However, despite the arrivals, Sherwood still has various chasms to fill in his team, with Ron Vlaar, Fabian Delph and the aforementioned Benteke all having departed this summer.

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