Thursday, 29 January 2009

Ade Togo?

An interesting sentence from Goodplaya caught my eye today, and set me to thinking the unthinkable - what if we were to sell Emmanuel Adebayor in the summer?

We have Eduardo coming back and looking sharp, van Persie is on fire, Walcott returns in March (AW has always said he wants to play him through the middle like Thierry) and Carlos Vela is chomping at the bit. Now I will hold my hands up and admit that none of those players give us a lot in the air - but that is not our style of play. And against Everton, the 6'4" Adebayor won exactly three headers all game; he was crap. Also, what about Bendtner? Stop laughing at the back; his impact off the bench has been clear for all to see, winning us games in the dying stages, and he's still only 21. Attitude or not, the boy does have talent, when the 'right' Nicklas turns up. He's tall and holds the ball up well - sound like anyone else we used to know?

Whilst he had a brilliant 07/08 season, since his summer come-and-get-me-Galliani transfer distraction, Ade has looked well off the pace. Yeah, he then signed a long-term contract but that's not worth the paper it's written on in football. Unless he puts in a tremendous three months in the title run in, working hard, scoring goals and grabbing 4th spot for us, I'd say give him his move to Milan and use the money to shore up our leaky defence.


1 comment:

  1. cash in while he's still worth something. we should have sold Drogba in the summer, now we'll be lucky to get 2 bob for him, useless fugger.