If Adebayor swapped Tottenham for Chelsea it would suit all parties

Chelsea have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor, and it appears to make sense for all concerned.

A recent report from the Mirror claimed Chelsea had a two-man shortlist to replace Didier Drogba next season.

That list is said to consist of Liverpool’s Rickie Lambert and Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor, and for a number of reasons, surely there is no contest.

Lambert has less than a year under his belt at Liverpool and as a boyhood Reds supporter he is unlikely to want to leave so soon after arriving.

In contrast, Adebayor has played for Tottenham for four years now (including one spent on loan) and his minimal impact this season surely speaks of a player set for the exit.

While Harry Kane has been scoring for fun, his Tottenham strike-partner has netted just twice all season, featuring only 17 times in total.

With just one year remaining on his current contract, and with Chelsea seemingly looking for a new player to offer competition and support for Diego Costa and Loic Remy, the Togo international is the perfect match.

He clearly enjoys living in London given his previous choice of clubs, while he is two years younger than Lambert and with a point to prove after falling down the pecking order at Tottenham.

With Costa’s ongoing injury concerns and the fact that Chelsea will have a considerable amount of matches next season, it would be a move that suits all parties if he left Spurs, allowing Mauricio Pochettino to bring in another striker to ease the burden on Kane.

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