Prem boss casts doubt on Adebayor ‘characteristics’

Date published: Thursday 7th January 2016 1:21

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Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores says free-agent Emmanuel Adebayor may not possess the “characteristics” he is looking for in January.

The former Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal striker Adebayor, who is without a club, is believed to be the target for several top-flight clubs, including West Ham and Watford.

While Flores admits he has looked at Adebayor and talks have taken place, he has expressed reservations over the 31-year-old Togolese player.

When asked if Watford were no longer interested in signing Adebayor, whosew contract with Spurs was cancelled in September, Flores said: “It is not true.

“We haven’t taken the decision because until the last moment we will try to be right that the player is the player we need.

“Not just the player but the characteristics of the player because he is an amazing player but the characteristics of Adebayor, is it the necessities of the team?

“We need to check everything because we don’t want players who expect to play every single day, every single match.

“We can’t give that kind of circumstances to the players – I don’t know if it is possible to solve in the next few days.”

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