Carragher discusses whether Crystal Palace should sign Adebayor or Bendtner

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Jamie Carragher believes Emmanuel Adebayor or Nicklas Bendtner would be worth a punt for Crystal Palace.

Pundit Jamie Carragher has told the Daily Mail that, whilst he isn't especially a fan of either Emmanuel Adebayor or Nicklas Bendtner, Crystal Palace should consider signing them.

Earlier this week, Palace boss Alan Pardew told The Guardian that he is looking at the possibility of signing either of the two ex-Arsenal strikers in a bid to improve his struggling attack.

The Eagles went five games without a goal before Jan Vertonghen's own goal against Tottenham brought and end to their drought, but that still means that Pardew's own players are flattering to deceive in front of goal.

Pardew is now looking for strikers who can score goals in the Premier League, and that has brought up Adebayor and Bendtner as two possible options.

Adebayor is a free agent having been released by Tottenham back in September, whilst Bendtner is out of favour at German club Wolfsburg, and will be allowed to leave this month.

The duo worked together at Arsenal and could be open to returning to London, but it's likely that Pardew would end up picking just one of the two players - and now Jamie Carragher has had his say on the matter.

The pundit told the Daily Mail that he isn't necessarily a fan of either player due to question marks about both their quality and their effort, but believes that with few strikers available to move in January, Palace should certainly consider short term deals for both players.

"Five straight league games without scoring a goal has led Alan Pardew to consider moves for Nicklas Bendtner and Emmanuel Adebayor," said Carragher. "What has he got to lose? Palace aren’t scoring and if Bendtner or Adebayor don’t change that, they will not be in a worse position. Bendtner would be a loan deal, so should it not work out, he can just be sent back to Wolfsburg. Adebayor would be a short-term contract and could be released."

"If, on the other hand, they do begin scoring, it turns out to be a shrewd piece of business. Both players certainly have quality and useful attributes. Adebayor might even feel he has a point to prove that he can still play in the Premier League. Would I describe myself as a fan of either of them? No. I certainly wouldn’t advise Palace to make long-term plans for them but as a quick fix it has to be worth a punt. What other options do they have this window?" he added.

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