Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is reportedly considering offers from Crystal Palace and Watford to return to the Premier League until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old has been without a club since his Spurs contract was mutually terminated in September and he has played only 17 minutes of Premier League football since January 2015.
According to The Guardian, he has been keeping fit with the help of a personal trainer and wants a return to action this month after he turned down a summer move to Aston Villa, as The Mirror reports.
The Togolese would like to remain in London, The Guardian adds, and therefore could be attracted to the proposals on the table from Watford and Palace – two of this season’s surprise packages.
Watford are flying high in ninth thanks to the goals of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney, but manager Quique Sanchez Flores may be after some quality cover to ensure that the Hornets do not tail off.
Palace are faring even better in seventh despite the lack of contribution from their strikers this term. Their recognised forwards have scored just one goal between them – a penalty from Connor Wickham.
Signing Adebayor represents a risk, though. He has proved prolific initially at Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham but has each time ended up being a disruptive influence or high-earning spectator.
But the five months between now and the close of the campaign may be a short enough time for either Palace or Watford to extract the best out of him without eventually being hit by the baggage.
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