Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has completed his loan move from Manchester City to Tottenham, tottenhamhotspur.com reports.
A statement on the club website read: ‘We are delighted to announce the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan from Manchester City.’
Adebayor spent the latter half of last season on loan at Real Madrid, scoring eight goals in 22 appearances, and brings some goalscoring quality to the Spurs frontline. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has been looking all summer to bring in a forward to bolster his attacking options and the Togo-born striker is the perfect option for Redknapp.
The forward was at White Hart Lane to watch Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Hearts in the Europa League, having signed terms earlier in the day to finalise the loan move.
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Falque joins on loan.
Tottenham have signed highly-rated Juventus winger Iago Falque on loan for the rest of the season, The Daily Mail reports.
The 21-year-old signed a new contract with the Serie A side until 2014 and is being sent on loan to Spurs for experience. Falque spent last season on loan to Villarreal B and is a Spain under 21 international. He becomes the third youngster to arrive at White Hart Lane this summer following the arrivals of former Barcelona player Cristian Ceballos and Souleymane Coulibaly, a 16-year-old striker from Siena.
Spanish sides Rayo Vallecano, Celta Vigo and Levante were also interested, but the Premier League side have sought to strengthen their midfield with Falque. Falque’s father said: ‘Iago loves big challenges and this with Spurs is very important. It will be hard, but he will fight for his place’.
Diarra deal dead.
Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra has ruled out a move to Tottenham Hotspur and does not think there will be one in the future, ESPN reports.
Diarra played under Spurs manager Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth and reports suggested that he was moving to White Hart Lane to be reunited with his former boss. Diarra spoke over the speculation at Nice airport, as he was on the way to see his brother who had undergone knee surgery, and ruled out a move to North London.
The French midfielder said: ‘The information about my departure is a lie. There is no agreement with Tottenham and I do not think there will be. I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2013 and Jose Mourinho is my coach’.
Diarra featured in 26 league games for Madrid last season and also helped Jose Mourinho’s side to the Copa del Rey title last season. Redknapp was looking to bring in Diarra to aid his midfield, but judging by the words of the Frenchman, no deal has been reached.