We're here to help you make up your minds. Here are two opposing arguments.
Tottenham should go for Adebayor, he has proved he can fit into the side, and knows his teammates.
He was a strong and often unselfish performer last season, especially in the first half when Tottenham played such enthralling football.
How much would he cost in terms of transfer fee? Not a lot, City may even cut their losses and let him go for under £5 million.
He would have to take a hit in terms of wages, but what are his options right now? Clubs aren't exactly queuing up to sign him, so he will have to adjust his expectations in terms of a contract.
Most of all, he finished the season as Tottenham's top scorer with 18 goals, and 11 assists too. A superb return.
The club would be wrong not to try and pick him up. They are short on strikers, and he would provide a more than useful option, while not impacting hugely on Spurs' transfer budget, allowing them to sign other big names too.
Emmanuel Adebayor is exactly the type of figure who Andre Villas-Boas clashed with at Chelsea. His fiery personality is a bust-up waiting to happen.
Yes he scored a lot of goals in his loan season, but it may be best to walk away. Adebayor often has good starts at clubs and fades, so Tottenham may already have seen the best of him.
Real Madrid did not consider him good enough to sign permanently, and you don't see Manchester United or even Liverpool expressing an interest. There is also a reason Roberto Mancini does not want to use him. So why should Tottenham take a gamble.
Adebayor was Harry Redknapp's signing, Villas-Boas will have his own plans to take the club forward.
AVB will seek to sign men of his own choosing, and if Adebayor is not going to be his first choice, it may be unwise to sign him as a back-up.
Jermain Defoe is proven off the bench, while having such a strong character like Adebayor kicking his heels on the sidelines could lead to dressing rooms rifts, and tensions, as proved at Manchester City.
And then there are his wages. He should have lowered his demands in January to secure a move. He must be minted by now, and Spurs should not break their wage structure for a player who went missing at times last season.
Signing him might seem like an easy and straightforward option, but it could lead to be anything but, and counterproductive.
Which side of the fence do you sit on?
Should Spurs sign Adebayor?
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