New Tottenham loan signing Emmanuel Adebayor has stated that he is arriving at White Hart Lane to score goals, tottenhamhotspur.com reports.
The Togolese striker joins Spurs on a season long loan from Manchester City and has jumped at the opportunity of playing at a club like Tottenham. Adebayor spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Madrid and he is hoping for a successful spell at White Hart Lane to propel his chances of getting a move away from Manchester City.
Adebayor said: “Tottenham has always been a good club. I know a lot of the players and I have a lot of friends here, so when I got the call to come and join the club and to help the club achieve, I quickly said yes. It’s a nice place to be and I’m delighted to be back in London. There’s a lot of good players here and I’m here to do my job, score goals, play football, and enjoy myself once again on the pitch.”
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Parker told to take pay cut.
West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker has been told by Tottenham that he needs to take a pay cut if he wants to join Spurs, according to The Mirror.
Premier League rivals Stoke City and QPR have also made bids for Parker and QPR can afford to pay Parker’s £70,000 a week wages. Parker is looking to move to White Hart Lane, but his wages are proving a stumbling block with the tight wage structure Spurs chairman Daniel Levy runs. Spurs opened talks with West Ham on Thursday, but have hit a stumbling block on fee and wages.
The Hammers insist they will not accept less than £8.5m for a transfer or a £4m fee if a club want to take the 30-year-old on a season long loan deal. A source at West Ham has said that the deal is probably 50-50 and the offer from Tottenham is not a good one to entice the Hammers owners.
The source also added: “Scott has set his heart on going to them (Spurs), but unless he is prepared to take a pay cut and they improve their offer, it’s not going to happen.”
Redknapp targets youngsters.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is again searching for youthful players to revitalise his squad before the end of the transfer window, The Metro reports.
Redknapp has identified Barcelona defender Marc Bartra and Le Havre midfielder Gueida Fofana as potential signings this summer. Twenty-year-old Bartra is on the fringes of the Barcelona first team squad and the European champions are willing to let the Spanish under-21 centre-back go. The deal could be worth around £7m for Spurs.
Fofana is a 20-year-old midfielder who is regarded as a rising star in French football. He impressed in this summer’s U20 World Cup and Le Havre has placed a £1.2m price tag on the midfielder. Redknapp will have to ward off interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City in his pursuit of signing Fofana.
These two potential signings would join the youth recruitment of Cristian Ceballos, Souleymane Calibaly and Iago Falque at White Hart Lane.