Alan Pardew has revealed that former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor is somebody he could look to bring in over the next week or so, having a dig at his former Newcastle player Hatem Ben Arfa in the process.
After seeing his Crystal Palace side go four league games without a single goal to their name, Pardew is well aware of the need to bring some fresh blood into the club in an attacking sense over the next few days, something that Adebayor, as a “world class” striker could certainly help us with.
Whilst the 31-year-old’s off field problems have been well documented over the years, it’s clear that Pardew views him as a relative walk in the park when looked at in comparison to Ben Arfa, after the pair worked together at St James’ Park.
Quite possibly blinded by the Togo striker’s fantastic goalscoring record, you can’t really blame Pardew for being keen to take a chance on the controversial frontman, if only to inject some much needed vibrancy into a team who have begun to struggle with the physical demands being placed upon them of late.
Of course, his words regarding Ben Arfa, (who has something of a cult following amongst Magpies fans) are likely to draw the ire of the Toon Army, but it seems as though anything he says prompts them to hurl abuse at him these days, so he’ll be well used to that particular issue by now.
Would you be happy to take a chance on Adebayor? It’s certainly not a cut and dried topic of ducsuion amongst our supporters on the face of things.