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Sheffield United: Keep Emmanuel Adebayor far away from the club

Sheffield United: Keep Emmanuel Adebayor far away from the club

Sometimes in football, we see certain transfer rumours emerge which simply have to be read again to be believed.

This weekend has seen one of those very rumours come to fruition, with Premier League newboys reportedly (via the Sun) among a number of clubs looking into signing former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The big Togo striker is a free agent after seeing a spell in Turkey come to an end, and the 35-year-old is thought to have admirers in the English game, including that of Chris Wilder and Sheffield United if the rumours are to be believed.

However, here in the Tavern, we aren’t sure what to make of this, other than that it just not seem the kind of signing Sheffield United would look to make.

For one, there are the wages which Adebayor would no doubt command, which would probably see him earn an amount similar to what three or four Blades players earn put together. Secondly, we have the striker’s well known and long-standing attitude issues, something which the Blades manager Chris Wilder would surely just not stand for within his squad.

Finally, there is the more obvious problem of just how Adebayor would fit into a United squad which has built itself on squad spirit and bond.

Adebayor has in the past been known to the play the so called ‘big man’ at clubs he has been at, with trouble often not too far away from wherever he decides to be.

Sheffield United need players who they can trust to do the job asked of them and who will fit into the ethos that Wilder demands. Sadly, despite his obvious ability, Adebayor simply does not fit into that mould.

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