Report: Swansea ready move for Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

Swansea have been linked with Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor.

According to the Daily Star, Swansea will make a move for out-of-favour Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, should they lose Bafetimbi Gomis to Dubai-based Al Ahli before the end of the summer window.

Swans manager Garry Monk is desperate to keep the French international Gomis, who has an £8 million buy-out clause in his contract. However, the club have apparently weighed up all eventualities, lining up Adebayor as a contingency plan, should he depart.

Reports suggest Adebayor is available from White Hart Lane for just £5million, although the Lilywhites may accept a smaller bid in order to remove the temperamental striker from the club's wage bill.

Hampered by a lack of game time last season, Adebayor made just 13 league appearances for Spurs, scoring two goals along the way. He fashioned a mere 13 chances during this period, weighing in with a single assist.

It is the 31-year-old's efforts from the season before - 2013/14 - that will most impress Swansea fans. Indeed, in 21 appearances for the Lilywhites, he scored on 11 occasions, while fashioning 34 key passes, including four assists.

This impressive form resulted from the tremendous confidence installed in the player by his manager; Tim Sherwood.

Like Sherwood, Garry Monk is a manager who understands the importance of building a rapport with his individual playing staff, which could see him get the best of Adebayor at the Liberty Stadium.

Approaching 32, recent years have proven that Adebayor is a confidence player, capable of excellence when given the opportunity ro impress.

At White Hart Lane he has seemingly fallen into the background, but a move elsewhere could reinvigorate the experienced striker.

Bafetimi Gomis is unlikely to leave the club this summer, but should he do so, Adebayor would be a dependable replacement.

A proven Premier League striker, the Swans could reap the rewards of an inexpensive transfer.

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