Tim Sherwood 'wouldn't be surprised' if Chelsea signed Tottenham outcast Emmanuel Adebayor

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Tim Sherwood has tipped Emmanuel Adebayor for a move to Chelsea.

The Tottenham Hotspur career of a certain Emmanuel Adebayor looks to be coming to an end. He has been barely used under new boss Mauricio Pochettino and, in fairness, when he has he has done little to convince otherwise.

The Togo striker has struggled for Tottenham since making his move to the club permanent, with only a brief respite coming when Tim Sherwood was boss.

Sherwood liked Adebayor and played him often throughout his spell at White Hart Lane, with general success.

Nowadays Adebayor is wasting away in the reserves as the emergence of Harry Kane has firmly put him down the rung at White Hart Lane.

Rumours of a move away in January are growing by the day and it certainly looks as though Adebayor's time with Tottenham is swiftly declining.

But where should he go next?

Sherwood believes his best destination would be at the club that thrashed Tottenham yesterday - Chelsea.

Chelsea won 3-0 last night and Sherwood was commentating on the game. During which he stated:

"I wouldn't be surprised if Adebayor ends up at Chelsea because he is a player who could work for 

Of course Sherwood is known for sometimes verbalising his thoughts before truly thinking through what he is actually saying. This may have been such an occasion.

Firstly, Mourinho and Adebayor have worked together before. Adebayor spent time on loan at Real Madrid with Mourinho as his boss. It was a mixed spell in Spain that ended strongly, but Mourinho decided not to pursue a deal for the player. So the idea that he would want him now seems unlikely.

Secondly, Chelsea already have three top-class strikers. Diego Costa has been banging them in and as Spurs found out last night the two reserves, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, aren't bad either.

Adebayor at Chelsea might be good for the player, but for the club? Chelsea will steer well clear.

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