Harry Redknapp would love to add Emmanuel Adebayor to his Queens Park Rangers promotion push, but admits such a deal is unlikely.
The Togo international is out of favour at Tottenham Hotspur under Andre Villas-Boas, who has made £26million summer acquisition Roberto Soldado the focal point of his attack this season. And with Jermain Defoe playing back-up to the former Valencia star, Adebayor is currently training with the reserves following a period of granted leave.
Redknapp, who signed the former Arsenal star from Manchester City whilst in charge of Spurs, is a known admirer of the 29-year-old, and would love a reunion with him at Loftus Road. However, although he can offer the striker regular first team football, he accepts he may struggle to persuade him to drop down a division to the Championship.
“He’d be a great loan, that’s for sure,” said Redknapp, who’s side have made a solid start to the season. “I don’t know what will happen with him. He’s a good player but it’s up to Tottenham. He can’t go on loan in the Premier League, he can only go into the Championship but whether he’d want to do that – it would be difficult I think.”
Redknapp has already taken Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Tom Carroll from White Hart Lane on loan, whilst Niko Kranjcar, who also played under him at the North London club, has also linked up on a temporary basis from Dynamo Kiev. The R’s have won four of their five matches so far this season, and will be looking to further impress when they welcome Lee Clark’s Birmingham City to the capital on Saturday afternoon.