Redknapp ‘would love to keep’ Adebayor at Tottenham

Tottenham boss is eager to make the Togolese striker's White Hart Lane deal a permanent one

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Redknapp says he would "love to keep" Adebayor at White Hart Lane PA Photos

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp admits he is keen to sign on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal.

The Togolese forward joined the north Londoners on a season-long loan from Manchester City in August and has already netted three goals in three games since arriving at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp is eager to make the 27-year-old’s spell at Spurs a permanent one – but concedes the striker’s wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block to any potential deal.

Asked if he would like Adebayor to join on a permanent contract, Redknapp replied: “Yes, if he keeps going like he’s going.

“I’d love to keep him around, he’s been excellent so far so let’s hope he keeps it up.

“I don’t know [if it will be possible]. We don’t pay his wages and I think that would be the problem. God knows what he earns, I don’t even know what we pay towards his wages, only the chairman would know that. I bet he’s not cheap.”

Redknapp’s men recorded their third successive Premier League victory on Saturday as first-half goals from Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale gave Spurs a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic.

Tottenham host Irish side Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League on Thursday before Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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