Crystal Palace’s search for a new striker has led them to the door of former Arsenal, Tottenham and Real Madrid star Emmanuel Adebayor, igniting an extremely mixed response amongst the club’s supporters.
This piece, written by the always reliable Dominic Fifield, gives the full details behind the contracts offered to Adebayor by both Crystal Palace and Watford respectively, with the different packages varying hugely from a financial perspective.
Still only 31, the Togo international is apparently keen to give himself one last chance of success in the Premier League, despite having his reputation tarnished by a number of high-profile fallouts with previous employers over the years.
Having been contacted by both ourselves and Watford over the possibility of a move, Adebayor is thought to be considering both seriously, even though they differ hugely in terms of the financial security on offer, all of which is fully explained in the article attached above.
Despite the fact that his time with Spurs came to an acrimonious end, Adebayor evidently still feels as though he’s more than capable of performing well in the top flight, and will no doubt hope to tie up a deal with either ourselves or the Hornets in the coming days, should both club’s offers still stand after initial discussions between the two parties have taken place.
Whilst the frontman’s reputation as a troublemaker has preceded him throughout a turbulent career to date, there are few who would dispute his ability to score goals regularly when he is both fit and fully focussed on the job at hand. Whether or not those two things are even a remotely feasible expectation to be placing on a man who has played next to no competitive football for over a year now remains to be seen, but clearly, the prospect of adding him to the Crystal Palace squad is one which Alan Pardew is giving serious consideration.
Most of the time, it’s best to take transfer rumours with a pinch of salt, but whenever Dominic Fifield covers a story on Palace, just as he has in the link attached above, you can be all but certain that it has a genuine basis in reality rather than fiction. It may not be a universally popular move on the face of things, but it looks as though a deal for Adebayor is on the cards as things stand. Brace yourselves.