Report: Tim Sherwood still keen on bringing Emmanuel Adebayor to Aston Villa, will wait for striker to make contact

Emmanuel Adebayor

Aston Villa are still hoping to sign former Tottenham forward Adebayor.

According to a report in the Telegraph, Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is still hoping to sign Emmanuel Adebayor, although he will wait for the striker to make contact before deciding whether to approach him with a deal.

Adebayor is now a free agent, having left Tottenham Hotspur on mutual termination, and despite all the baggage that comes with him, the 31-year-old is an exceptionally talented goalscorer.

He proved that he still has his ability, and enjoyed one of the most prolific spells of his recent career whilst working under Sherwood at Tottenham, scoring 11 goals in 21 games at the end of the 2013/14 season.

Sherwood is a big fan of the striker, and he believes that he can get Adebayor back to his best.

However, he is unwilling to force contact with Adebayor, and will wait for the striker to initiate contact before deciding whether to offer him a permanent move to Villa Park.

Adeabyor has already rejected the chance to move to Villa this season, with the Telegraph confirming that he opted against signing for the Birmingham-based club so he could stay in London with Spurs, but now that he is without a club, the Togolese international could change his mind and initiate contact with Sherwood in the coming weeks.

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