Newcastle among Prem trio weighing up shock move for free agent Adebayor

Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Brighton are interested in fulfilling Emmanuel Adebayor’s desire to complete a sensational return to the Premier League.

Adebayor was released by Turkish side Kayserispor last month, and according to the Sun, he is now seeking a move back to England at the age of 35.

The Togo striker most notably played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham during his career in the Premier League, while he most recently had a spell with Crystal Palace in 2016 – which he described as “the worst decision” of his career.

Having since spent two years in Turkey, first with Istanbul Basaksehir and then with Kayserispor, it is claimed that the striker is seeking a final flourish in the Premier League.

Adebayor is said to be motivated by the chance to become the highest scoring African of all-time in the Premier League, needing just three goals to bring up a century and seven to match Didier Drogba’s record of 104 English top flight goals.

Newcastle are in need of some extra firepower up front, with only midfielder Jonjo Shelvey managing more than two league goals this season.

Aston Villa have lost Wesley for the season through injury, and despite adding Mbwana Samatta from Genk, Dean Smith is keen for a couple more attacking options.


Meanwhile, Brighton have been heavily reliant on Neal Maupay to get the goals this season, and could be looking to add competition to push him.