Harry Redknapp eyes swoop for Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is eyeing a deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor

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Harry Redknapp left Spurs before taking over at QPR last year Photo: The Sport Review

Harry Redknapp has expressed his interest in bringing Emmanuel Adebayor to Queens Park Rangers on loan – but has admitted a deal would be difficult to seal.

The Togo international is currently training with Tottenham’s reserves after falling behind Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe in the pecking order at White Hart Lane.

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has given his permission to the 29-year-old to drop down a tier if Adebayor is willing to temporarily join a club in the Championship.

But Redknapp is unsure whether the former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward would be willing to play for the Hoops.

“I would love Manny here but I couldn’t see him dropping down to the Championship,” said Redknapp.

“You never know. If he would we’d love to have him, but it would be difficult.”

Redknapp’s QPR side are currently top of the Championship after an unbeaten start to the season for the west London side.

But the Hoops manager hinted he would need to sign a centre-half after Nedum Onuoha picked up a hamstring injury.

“We lost Nedum Onuoha as well. He’d been in great form,” added Redknapp.

“He did his hamstring the other day and is going to be out for a couple of months, so Clint goes back into centre-half but that leaves us with two senior players, him and Richard Dunne

“They are both outstanding players, but no cover.”

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