60 second pundit
“Adebayor is a massive gamble” for Tottenham
Two players dominating transfer talk in recent days have been Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Real Madrid’s Lassana Diarra. But The People’s Dave Kidd believes that if Spurs are able to arrange a loan move for Adebayor, his temperament and Arsenal history make it a high-risk transfer.
“Adebayor is a massive gamble,” Dave explains. “Tottenham’s whole season will depend on how Adebayor goes. [Spurs boss Harry] Redknapp loves to think that if a guy is a bit troublesome, ‘I can take him under my wing, get the best out of him’.
“He has done it before but it’s a really big shout for him because there is going to be hostility towards him from lots of the support. Adebayor, a player with his attitude, he’s got to be right up for it from game one or it could be disastrous.”
And while Dave also considers Diarra to have a “bit of an attitude problem”, he believes the midfielder would be a good signing for the Londoners. “I like Diarra. Redknapp likes him from his time at Portsmouth. But I think there is certainly a bit of an attitude problem there. And that’s why he’s had so many moves. He was certainly problematic at Chelsea and Arsenal. I think Diarra would be a decent signing for them. Harry knows him.”
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