Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will attempt to complete a £6m deal for Manchester City’s Emmanuel Adebayor this week.
After a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle at the weekend, Villas-Boas admitted he is a striker short in his attacking options. A fee has been agreed for the 28-year-old Togo striker, who scored 18 goals whilst on loan at White Hart Lane last season, and the former Arsenal forward is on the verge of accepting a wage cut after accepting that his Manchester City career is over.
Meanwhile, Villas-Boas has assured Jermain Defoe that he has a future at Spurs, despite interest from Sunderland and Aston Villa and the impending arrival of Adebayor at White Hart Lane. The 29-year-old England international scored 17 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions last season, with these statistics taking a blow due to Adebayor being picked ahead of Defoe in a lone-striker role. Villas-Boas was full of praise for Defoe, after scoring for Tottenham in pre-season, against Italy in an International friendly for England, and again against Newcastle to cancel out Demba Ba’s opener.
The Portuguese manager told The Mail Online “It is a different situation for him now. I have nothing to do with anything that happened in the past. He is our striker, is playing extremely well, is full of confidence and has been deadly in front of goal.”