Tottenham Hotspur: Carlos Bacca boost and Emmanuel Adebayor open to Turkey move

Emmanuel Adebayor

Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca is reportedly being targeted by Premier League duo Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Carlos Bacca boost

Carlos Bacca’s agent has been quoted as saying by The Sun that the striker could leave Sevilla in the summer transfer window.

According to a report in The Sun at the weekend, Premier League duo Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the 28-year-old striker, who was one of the best players in La Liga this season.

Bacca scored 20 goals and created 28 chances in 37 La Liga appearances, firing Sevilla to a fifth-placed finish.

The Colombia international striker had a pass accuracy of 67% and a shot accuracy of 71%, and he won 40 headers, 26 dribbles and 13 tackles.

The former Club Brugge star was also influential in Sevilla’s Europa League triumph, scoring seven goals and creating 11 chances in 15 matches.

The Sun claimed in that report that Sevilla will sell Bacca if they get a transfer fee of £14 million, and the British tabloid have now quoted the striker’s agent as saying that his client is open to leaving the Europa League winners this summer.

“First of all we have to talk to Sevilla out of respect for the club,” said Sergio Barila. “If the player is put on the market, there’s a chance he will leave.

“Carlos would like to stay in Europe and next year Sevilla are in the Champions League which he’s happy about because he wants to play in it.

“He is fine here with his family but if there’s a good opportunity for Bacca and Sevilla, we will take it into consideration. For now I cannot say if he’ll leave or not, I must first consult with the directors.”

Emmanuel Adebayor to Turkey?

Emmanuel Adebayor is open to a move to Turkey, according to the Tottenham striker’s representative Mehdi Isik.

“He wants a change in his career and was impressed with the way (Didier) Drogba settled in at Galatasaray and adapted to the league,” Isik told “The possibility of playing in Turkey itself is extremely exciting.”

Adebayor has one year left on his current contract with Tottenham, but he is unlikely to get much playing time next season.

The 31-year-old is currently the third-choice striker at Spurs after England international Harry Kane and former Valencia star Roberto Soldado.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City man could feature in only 13 Premier League matches in the recently concluded 2014-15 season, scoring two goals and creating 12 chances in the process.

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