Manu going up the Lane?
- Thu 18 Aug 2011, 7:45AM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
Harry Redknapp has opened up a touch on the possibility of taking Emmanuel Adebayor back to north London.
Now that's something you might never have dreamed of reading a while back, but "it's a funny old game, Saint", as one prolific former Spur used to say quite a lot.
The Mirror's Darren Lewis has a couple of pieces on the subject this morning: "A loan deal to rescue Adebayor from his exile at Manchester City - and give Tottenham's front line a massive injection of quality - is understood to be virtually complete" says the first. He goes on at greater length in an opinion piece to add:
"...suddenly there is stardust on the chances of Spurs breaking back into the top four.
"Because if - sorry, when - Harry Redknapp signs Emmanuel Adebayor, Tottenham will once again have a front line to compete with the very best in the Premier League."
Another City striker said to be on the cusp of a move is Roque Santa Cruz, but to where? Elland Road has emerged as one possible destination for the affable Paraguayan, with the Mail reporting:
"Championship clubs have been alerted that Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz is willing to drop down a division to revive his career.
"His father Aproniano Cruz said: There are important teams like Leeds United, but his future will be decided by Manchester City.’"
Nedum Onuoha and Shaun Wright-Phillips feature in a catch-all article on the Mail's web site, with the former linked with Everton and Blackburn, and the latter said to be a target of Paris St Germain and QPR.
The prospect of Carlos Tevez leaving City has moved off the radar a touch of late, and Inter Milan's president Massimo Moratti is quoted on ESPN as saying, in terms of who would step in for Samuel Eto'o "Will Tevez be the replacement? I don't think we will get him."