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West Ham & Aston Villa consider moves for free agent striker Emmanuel Adebayor

West Ham and Aston Villa are both said to be keen on bringing in forward Emmanuel Adebayor following his release by Tottenham in recent days according to the Independent.

The 31-year-old Togo international had looked set to see out the remaining year of his White Hart Lane contract consigned to the reserves but has now come to a mutual agreement to leave Tottenham immediately.

Adebayor’s notoriously high wage demands, said to be around £100k a week, had hampered moves to both Aston Villa and West Ham over the summer but perhaps now the experienced marksman can be brought in on a free transfer then such salary expectations may prove less problematic.

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There is no denying that on his day the former Arsenal and Man City man is more than capable of making an impact in the Premier League but of late Adebayor has struggled for form.

Adebayor did enjoy a strong spell under Tim Sherwood during his brief stint as Spurs boss and as such a move to Villa Park seems entirely plausible.

Slaven Bilic may feel the addition of Adebayor could help boost his Hammers attack though it’s worth noting that the East London side have managed to score nine goals in their opening four Premier League fixtures so perhaps this isn’t such a key issue to address at this juncture.

Adebayor has scored 96 goals in 225 Premier League appearances.

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