Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas wants Adebayor

By IndepthAfrica
In Soccer
Jul 13th, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 07: Goalscorers Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham celebrate during the FA Cup Fifth Round Replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Stevenage at White Hart Lane on March 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that he is interested in signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The 28-year-old scored 17 goals in 33 league appearances for the north London club during a season-long loan spell last term and talks are ongoing over a 5 million pound permanent move. The recently appointed Portuguese boss has now made public his desire to add a striker to his squad and has admitted that the Togolese forward is among his targets.

“It would be a lie if I tell you we are not looking for a striker,” Villas-Boas told reporters. “And of course Ade is part of that list. We are extremely willing to have Adebayor on board with us.”

The 34-year-old also went on to praise the way Spurs do business under the stewardship of his new chairman Daniel Levy.

“We are onto the market to try and finish the squad,” he continued. “The squad at this moment has some fragilities, particularly on the striker positions.

“I think this football club is also famous for being very precise on the market and doing the right business and that’s what we want to do.”

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