Redknapp hopeful of signing Adebayor on permanent deal

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has pleaded with chairman Daniel Levy to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal, The Daily Mail reports.

The Togolese international arrived on a season long loan from Manchester City in the summer and has quickly won over the supporters who doubted his signing. Adebayor’s Arsenal connections caused problems with a minority of the Spurs fans, but his nine Premier League goals have helped Redknapp’s side climb into third place. Adebayor picks up £200,000 a week wages at City and Spurs cannot afford to pay that sort of money under Levy’s strict wage structure.

Redknapp is desperate to keep Adebayor beyond the end of the season and the striker is also delighted with playing at White Hart Lane. The Spurs boss is hopeful that Levy can find a solution, but has also praised the wage structure his chairman runs in North London.

‘We like him (Adebayor). He has done well for us, worked hard, not been a minute’s problem. I’d be talking rubbish if I said people wanted to stay at Tottenham because we play good football. If you want to keep the best players, we must find a way of doing a deal that’s near to what they can elsewhere. We’re not in a position to pay £40m or £200k a week; we don’t do it. The chairman Daniel Levy doesn’t run it like that and rightly so’, Redknapp said.

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