Report: Aston Villa still keeping an eye on Emmanuel Adebayor

The Tottenham forward is out of the first team picture at White Hart Lane, but Tim Sherwood could make another move for him before the transfer window shuts.

Earlier this week, the Birmingham Mail reported that Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was present at the Wolves versus Queens Park Rangers in his search for any attacking talents the former Spurs boss could use to improve the attacking options at Villa Park.

What may be of particular note to Villa and Spurs fans was that the Mail also pointed out that although any possible move for White Hart Lane outcast Emmanuel Adebayor is dead at present, it could well be resurrected before the end of the transfer window.

This is interesting for a number of reasons, even if it does follow what Sherwood has previously said about the Togo striker when the prospect of a move fell through earlier in the month.

Firstly, the Mail's suggestion that he wants a striker but isn't thought to be currently planning moves for Benik Afobe or Charlie Austin, two forwards he has been linked with and watched score on Wednesday, hints at Villa's difficulty at bringing in another attacker, especially if he is looking for that difficult combination of proven Premier League striker and low cost.

Secondly, any attempts Tottenham have made to offload Adebayor to other clubs have so far fallen flat, meaning that all three parties could well end up a little more desperate to come up with a solution as the transfer window approaches.

It could mean Spurs are prepared to pay a portion of Adebayor's for the final year of his contract in order to secure a loan move to Villa, with the problem of the attacker's reported reluctance to leave London, as stated in the Daily Mail, also a sticking point, but not an impossible one to solve if the Midlands club aren't covering all of his wages.

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