Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood still interested in Tottenham outcast Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

The 31-year old was close to joining Aston Villa this summer.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has revealed he would consider bringing out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor to the club in January, in quotes published by the Daily Telegraph.

The Togolese forward failed to agree to a move away from White Hart Lane this summer and now faces the prospect of at least four months without senior football, after Mauricio Pochettino made it clear he does not feature in Tottenham’s plans.

Villa were close to completing a loan deal for the 31-year old this summer - with the frontman even posing for pictures in the club’s shirt - before he pulled out of the deal at the last minute because a ‘sign from God’ hadn’t appeared, according to the Telegraph.

Yet Sherwood is undeterred and could go back in for the striker in a few months' time.

"I would not hesitate if he had the desire to want to come and play football again," said the former Spurs boss.

"If we needed something in January, I’d consider it. I would have taken him in a heartbeat [this summer]. He would have given us a valuable bit of experience and he also knows how to score. He would charge around and cause havoc, on his day he is one of the best I’ve seen."

The striker’s failure to find a move away has left him in footballing limbo and Sherwood feels it’s a shame to see such a talent wasted, adding:

"I’m disappointed for him because he’s not going to play. He’s too good a talent to not play any football but unfortunately I don’t think there’s any window open for him now. He’s not in it for the money but, genuinely, he wants to play at the top level.

"It’s not financial, it’s easy to say that when you’re on his money but he would genuinely play for nothing. It’s not his fault he’s not part of their plans, it’s not Mauricio’s fault. They’re not compatible but by the look of things there’s nowhere Ade wants to go and play."

Completing a deal for the enigmatic Tottenham man seems to be a nigh-on impossible task but the Aston Villa boss's tone suggests a Premier League future for the man from Togo could still be on the cards.

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