Spurs: Can Adebayor shoot Spurs into the top four?
My main reason is that I believe that he has all the attributes that a top quality striker needs; pace, strength, strong in the air, can score goals and he can also help bring other players into the game by holding it up and laying it off. He showed this to be true when he managed to score 18 goals last season, along with 12 assists while on loan.
Furthermore Spurs have a very attacking midfield that can help create many chances for Adebayor in the form of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Rafael Van der Vaart and Sigurdsson.
His age is another major plus as a striker’s peek is between 25 and 29. At 28 he comes within this age bracket. He also has a lot of experience not only when it comes to the Premier League following his time at Arsenal and Manchester City but also throughout Europe as he had a loan spell with Real Madrid. Even though Madrid didn’t end up signing him, I think this is a case of someone else’s rubbish is someone else’s treasure and I for one are grateful to Madrid (thanks Jose).
But Adebayor is not just a striker, he will be a major asset in defence. When Spurs are defending their goal he will be able to head the ball away from corners and free kicks and will be able help mark the bigger and more dangerous opponents, such as Everton's Fellani.
For £5 million I think Spurs could have pulled off the signing of the summer.
Calling all Spurs fans: Do you agree with Adam's optimism over Adebayor's arrival? We know he can perform on his day but can he consistently get on the scoresheet to shoot Spurs into the top four? What do you think of AVB's decision to let Dawson and Huddlestone (on loan) leave the Lane? Are you worried that AVB could undo all of Redknapp's hard work? Whatever your views, we'd love to hear from you.
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