PSG chase Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan?
PSG, 25/1 Champions League chances with Coral this term, have reportedly held discussions with Tottenham over taking Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan to the Parc des Princes for the rest of the season.
The 30-year-old forward has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino, as England Under-21 international Harry Kane has emerged as Spurs’ first-choice frontman.
Laurent Blanc is not the only manager showing interest in Adebayor, however, with Stoke City boss Mark Hughes and the player’s old coach Harry Redknapp both keen on luring an experienced Premier League attacker.
French chamipions PSG are heavily reliant on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for goals, backed up by Edinson Cavani. Landing Adeabyor on loan would help create a sense of competition in Paris, with Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi currently relegated to the bench.
As alluring as the Parc des Princes would be for former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Adebayor, he may get more regular first-team football with the Potters or across west London with the Hoops.
Stoke are now without both Bojan Krkic and Peter Odemwingie in their frontline options through injury, while Morocco winger Oussama Assaidi saw his loan spell at the Britannia terminated when parent club Liverpool let him leave for the Middle East.
Odds-on 8/11 relegation candidates QPR, meanwhile, are heavily reliant on Charlie Austin’s goals, with him netting 13 of their 23 Premier League strikes. Target man Bobby Zamora is injury prone, while Chile international Eduardo Vargas plays wide and Mauro Zarate has just arrived on loan from West Ham United.
Redknapp and the Hoops have also been linked with a less upmarket option, Crystal Palace forward Fraizer Campbell in exchange for midfield misfit Jordon Mutch, however.
Letting Adebayor leave would see Spurs short of striking options themselves, especially as reported target Mattia Destro is on the verge of signing for AC Milan from Roma. Behind Kane in the pecking order is Spanish flop Roberto Soldado. Tottenham are 6/1 shots for a top four finish.