Crystal Palace ARE chasing former Arsenal and Spurs star, confirms Pardew

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has admitted he is considering offering Emmanuel Adebayor a deal at Selhurst Park.The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker remains a free agent having been released by Spurs in September.Pardew denied having any interest in the 31-year-old earlier this month, but the Eagles boss has now changed his tune.Palace have failed to score in their last four Premier League games and bringing in a new striker is their priority this month.Pardew said: “Adebayor is a player that is there for somebody and it is a question of ourselves looking at that one and wondering where the right club for him is and whether he is the right player for us.“It’s something that is in our mix and we’ll have to wait and see.“We are trying to bring a striker in – whether permanently or on loan – and myself and Steve (Parish, Palace’s chairman) are making a lot of phone calls to try and resolve that.“You want to try and bring in a quality player and so therefore you can’t dismiss anyone, or not think about all the strikers that are possibly available.“Of course 90 per cent of them are not available, they’re at clubs and they’re on good contracts and the clubs want them because they are successful.“There are not many who have not been in the first team. It is a very, very small market for us and we are focusing on that. (Adebayor) is in that group. Not just for us but many teams in the Premier League to wonder whether that is something you can do a deal with.“We still think another striker in the group would pay dividends given the position we’re in as we’re four (actually five) points off the Champions League positions.“Although we are in a little negative period in terms of our (recent) results, our results overall are still strong. In four of those games, we’ve got draws even though we haven’t scored. Two or three wins, and we would be really kicking ourselves if we didn’t strengthen.” Emmanuel Adebayor 1last_img read more

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