According to a report in The Sun, Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is looking at signing Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor on loan this summer, on the condition that a deal can be struck over his wages.
As a result, many questions have been posed over his future and reports of interest from fellow London-based side West Ham United have appeared in papers such as the Mirror.
While he continues to command what is widely acknowledged to be an over-inflated wage packet, Spurs find themselves in a pickle regarding their out-of-favour striker and they appear keen to move him on this summer.
However, potential suitors may be put off by Adebayor's financial demands and Villa are said to be looking at a deal on the single condition that a compromise can be struck.
“Tim Sherwood is plotting a raid on Tottenham for striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Aston Villa boss will attempt to land him on loan next season if a deal can be struck over wages,” The Sun report.
Would Adebayor be a good option for Villa next season?
Assuming Villa secure their Premier League status for next season, one area Sherwood needs to strengthen will be the club’s attacking options.
Belgian international Christian Benteke has notched eight goals in his last six matches for the club, but the former Genk man aside, the Villa Park outfit lack goals from elsewhere.
A new striker to take the weight off Benteke’s shoulders is a must, and for Sherwood who better to bring in than the natural goal scorer he nurtured so well during his stint as the boss at White Hart Lane?