In a break from takeover talk in regards to Newcastle United, the Sun have claimed the Magpies are interested in a potential move for Emmanuel Adebayor as the January transfer window’s deadline looms on Friday. They, along with Aston Villa and Brighton are reportedly weighing up a move for the free agent.
According to the report, the former Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City striker is keen on breaking Didier Drogba’s record of 104 goals scored in the Premier League, having bagged 97 currently. Should he do so, with the Chelsea legend believed to be a good friend, he’d become the top-scoring African player to appear on these shores.
Still, at 35, it’d be hard to see the Toon turn to a player who recently scored only two goals for Kayserispor and did little during his stint at Crystal Palace, bagging once in 15 games in 2015/16, per Transfermarkt. Indeed, the club have rarely sanctioned moves for players of that age while under the ownership of Mike Ashley, with Andy Carroll, Shefki Kuqi, Sol Campbell, Daryl Murphy and Jesus Gamez the only real examples of this in a 12-year stint.
Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto are able to back-up the likes of Joelinton and Carroll as it stands, making the idea of moving for Adebayor seem somewhat far-fetched. Still, given the status of the player in the English game as a man who played for some the biggest clubs on these shores, the rumours linking him with a move to Tyneside were always likely to spark quite the reaction.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some of it on Twitter.
10 year ago aye. Not now man.
— ianmarshall. (@IJM9694) January 28, 2020
— Daniel Barfield (@_DanielBarfield) January 28, 2020
Are we still living in 2012
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) January 28, 2020
God no, he's a nightmare
— Steve (@StaffsSteve) January 28, 2020
Hahaha, no way.
— TheFatYapper (@TheFatYapper) January 28, 2020
As utterly daft as a takeover happening!!!!
— andrew mein (@andrew82mein) January 28, 2020
Could you seriously see Newcastle signing Adebayor? Join the discussion by commenting below…