Our resident Crystal Palace fans over by the bar are hoping that their latest transfer target can produce goals for their side as The Guardian have linked their side with a loan or short-term deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
The report suggests that Alan Pardew has grown frustrated with negotiations for their first-choice options, including the likes of Islam Slimani, Khouma Babacar and Loïc Rémy.
Instead, The Guardian claim that Palace could be set to sign former Manchester City and Arsenal striker Adebayor, which has prompted a lively debate amongst Palace supporters enjoying a pint as to whether he would be a good signing.
The Togolese forward is currently without a club having left Tottenham in the summer, although he will still be paid £100,000 a week by Spurs until July, which could make financing his wages difficult as Spurs would be required to make up any difference between his proposed weekly wage at Palace and the £100,000.
Meanwhile Pardew’s side have failed to score in five consecutive league games due to a series of injuries to attacking options Dwight Gayle, Bakary Sako and Yannick Bolasie.
And Pardew himself recently admitted that signing a striker this window has become a priority, with Adebayor currently topping the list of available options.
“We’re still going down the line of Adebayor and a couple of the others mentioned but a few more have come to light. With some players, doing a permanent transfer can be risky in this window so we’re looking at loan options with a view [to a permanent deal]. That’s probably a better scenario for us.”
“The most important part is people remain realistic but what are realistic figures at the moment? Some of those being bandied around for good players but not great players are ridiculous in my opinion. It’s important we keep sensible heads and try and do deals which are right for both clubs.”
Our landlord believes that a short-term deal for Adebayor could benefit the club as the Togo striker has an impressive all-time total of 96 Premier League goals.
Crystal Palace fans, would you like to see Adebayor join on a free transfer to bolster your attack in the short term? Let us know in the comments below!