Although previously Manchester City have been highly reluctant to sell any of their players to their Premiership rivals, this may soon come to an end. According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have now made enquiries about the availability of Emmanuel Adebayor.
Adebayor had a successful spell on loan last season at Real Madrid, and he has been quoted as saying “if (he) could play three or four years in Madrid and (he) would retire with the club”. However, Los Blancos are believed to have other targets, with Jose Mourinho favouring Porto striker Radamel Falcao, and in which case, a deal for Adebayor would hinge upon them not signing their preferred man. Spurs though are thought to have offered to loan Adebayor for the season, with an option to buy should he perform well for them.
The question is, should Mancini be selling or even loaning players to potential rivals?
Tottenham’s front line last season was pretty woeful and as this window progresses they seem very slow out the blocks to find better men. Adebayor wouldn’t warm the all the cockles in N17, but he has to be an improvement on Defoe and Crouch who only managed to scrape together a handful of goals between them last term.