Before we even get into this one, are there actually many Celtic fans out there who’d like to see the club sign Emanuel Adebayor? The Togolese striker is well past his best, although at the age 36 y/o The Sun claim six clubs want the hitman.
It just makes no sense. Emmanuel Adebayor has proven to be a problematic character before, with his infamous celebration for Manchester City when scoring against Arsenal back in 2009 the worst of the bunch. However, more recently he was also involved in a touchline scuffle in a fiery Istanbul derby against Galatasaray whilst playing for Istanbul Basaksehir, story by The Sun.
Now, though, at the age of 36-years-old, it looks like the Togo striker is still looking at one more move, and that move could see him rock up in Glasgow. According to the story, West Ham, Sheffield United and Watford are the Premier League trio looking at the free-agent, whilst Celtic and two unnamed Serie A clubs make up the interested parties.
We know that Parkhead is a place lacking many options up front other than Odsonne Edouard, although there are hopes that Leigh Griffiths may return to action for next season after Neil Lennon’s recent comments, via the BBC. However, getting in one more #9 would certainly not go amiss for the Bhoys.
Bringing in another young loanee like Timothy Weah probably isn’t the best way to go about signing a new striker either, so looking at a free agent or a cheap swoop for a goalscorer would be best, but Adebayor is everything that the Scottish Champions should be trying to avoid given that he only bagged three goals in 19 games in his final season in the Turkish Super Lig last season, stats via Transfermarkt.
Neil Lennon has had some howlers in the transfer market before in his previous spell with Celtic as he spent relatively big money on Efrain Juarez, Derk Boerrigter, Teemu Pukki and Mohamed Bangura, via Transfermarkt, all of whom went onto flop. Adebayor, though, could be the worst of the bunch if he was to come in, and Lennon will have to evaluate if this signing is one that he really wants to make.
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