Date: 29th January 2020 at 12:05pm
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In a break from takeover talk in regards to , the Sun have claimed the Magpies are interested in a potential move for Emmanuel Adebayor as the ’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 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 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, , Sol Campbell, 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.

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