Aston Villa to snap up experienced Benteke replacement within 48hrs

Aston Villa are set to confirm a season-long loan move for Spurs’ Emmanuel Adebayor within the next 48 hours, according to reports from The Times.

The Villans sold star striker Christian Benteke to Liverpool in a £32.5m deal last week, and have since moved to snap up Jordan Ayew – brother of new Swansea signing, Andre – but Tim Sherwood is still eager to add to his attacking ranks.

With the Belgium international having fired to club to Premier League safety with 12 goals last term, the Villa Park chief is aware that the club’s top tier status may hinge on the acquisition of a quality replacement, and the ex-Tottenham manager see his former charge, Adebayor, as the right candidate.

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Sherwood’s White Hart Lane reign coincided with, arguably, the Togolese forward’s best run of form at the club, and reports suggest that a loan reunion will be tied up in the coming days.

The 31-year-old divides opinion at Spurs, with his poor performances and £100,000-per-week salary having angered many fans.

However, when fit and motivated, the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid man is a formidable marksman.