Crystal Palace fans around the Tavern will be interested to hear that their club have reportedly spoken to Emmanuel Adebayor about a short-term deal, according to The Daily Mirror.
It is believed that Palace manager Alan Pardew is desperate to add a striker to his squad after Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford’s loan ended, whilst Yannick Bolasie, Connor Wickham and Dwight Gayle are all suffering with injuries. Pardew recently said:
“We’ve been happy with Wickham and if we can keep him and Gayle fit, and get Marouane Chamakh up to speed, we will be OK. But we are still looking at the market to see if there is anything with a bit of value.”
The Togo international has been without a club after he departed Tottenham at the end of last season, with previously linked Watford now said not to be interested in acquiring his services.
The 31-year old has been somewhat of a journeyman throughout his career career, having played for several of Europe’s top teams, including Manchester City, Arsenal, and Real Madrid. His most prolific season was back in the 2007-08 campaign when he netted 30 goals in all competitions at Arsenal.
Reports suggest that Adebayor is keen to remain in London, making Crystal Palace even more of an appealing prospect, while he has been keeping fit with the help of a personal trainer.
Palace’s offer is reportedly heavily incentivised, as well as containing a break clause that would be triggered should the striker breach the club’s disciplinary rules.
Our landlord believes that Crystal Palace could do worse than Adebayor, who is level with Peter Crouch in the all-time Premier League goalscoring charts on 96.
Palace fans, would you take Adebayor at the club? Let us know in the comments below!