According to media reports, Villa are interested in signing Togolese striker Adebayor from Tottenham Hotspur and former Spurs star Berbatov, who is a free agent at the moment.
Redknapp, who worked with Adebayor during his time as manager of Tottenham, has given his take on the reports.
“I heard Dimitar Berbatov is rumoured to be a target for Aston Villa and he’s a fantastic talent,” the Englishman wrote on Kicca.com.
“But I wouldn’t see Tim Sherwood pairing him with Adebayor. I’d be surprised if Tim paired the two of them together to be honest.
“Berbatov’s a real talent, he needs people that are going to be running in behind him because he’s going to come short for the ball. Adebayor’s not going to do that, he likes it into feet as well.”
Berbatov and Adebayor have similarities, and Redknapp’s suggestion that the two would not be able to play together is valid.
Interestingly, both the strikers are past their prime and in their 30s, and one wonders why Villa are being linked with them.
Having worked with Adebayor at Spurs, perhaps Sherwood thinks that he can get him to work well with Berbatov this season.