Watford skipper keen for club to take chance on ex-Arsenal bad-boy

Watford captain Troy Deeney believes that Emmanuel Adebayor would be a good January addition for his side, providing that the Togolese striker works hard on and off the pitch.

The Hornets have been linked with a move to offer the out-of-contract African a route back into Premier League football of late as they look to stay in the top tier following promotion last term.

Although Adebayor is a free agent after having is contract terminated at Spurs, he’s unable to sign for another English side until January as he was still tied to the Lilywhites when the summer transfer window closed.

Given his experience, the 31-year-old is likely to find a club in 2016, and Deeney told talkSPORT that he can see ‘Ade’ being a wise signing for Watford, so long as he is dedicated to playing the game:

“He’s a good player, but there have been question marks over his temperament.

“Our owner’s not been naïve enough to bring in any bad eggs, so I’d like to think they would assess that angle before they did bring him in.

“But his quality is there for everyone to see and, if you can get that out of him, you’ll have a top, top player on your hands.”

Adebayor was a divisive character at Spurs, with fans irked by his perceived reluctance to work hard for the vast salary he earned at White Hart Lane.

Prior to paying for Tottenham, the veteran attacker spent time with Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid.