Palace set to offer Abebayor chance to end exile

Date published: Thursday 14th January 2016 5:42

Emmanuel Adebayor: Plans to research Crystal Palace on Google

Crystal Palace are set to offer former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor a route back to the Premier League, according to reports.

The 31-year-old has been without a club since being released by Spurs in September, but the Daily Mirror report Palace will turn to him after being priced out of a move for Fiorentina front-man Khouma Babacar and having an approach Loic Remy blocked by Chelsea.

Palace have found goals relatively hard to come by this season and are the lowest scorers in the top half with 23 goals in 21 games, with £9million signing summer signing Connor Wickham finding the net just once.

Another striker who arrived last summer, Patrick Bamford, has returned to his parent club Chelsea due to a lack of game time, leaving Palace requiring to swell their forward ranks as they push for European qualification.

Meanwhile, former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp insists that Adebayor should be on the radar of any club this month.

“When you look around at what is available in the market this month, Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season is a no-brainer,” he wrote in the London Evening Standard.

“Swansea, Norwich, Sunderland, Newcastle, Aston Villa or anyone struggling at the lower end of the table should be looking at him.

“He could even perform at a higher level — Chelsea have been linked with him and if he went to a club like that, he’d know he wouldn’t necessarily play every week but on a short-term basis, so he should relish the challenge of proving he is big enough to play in the big games.

“He could still do a job in the Premier League, without a doubt. He has still got the ability and is naturally fit.”

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