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Emmanuel Adebayor set for Aston Villa medical, loan move imminent


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The Birmingham Mail has reported that Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to travel to the Midlands to complete a medical ahead of completing a season-long loan move to Aston Villa. The news came via Twitter and on the Mail's website.

Details of the agreement haven't been made public, apart from that it is a one-year loan "with a view to a permanent move" next summer. Adebayor has one year left on his Tottenham contract, and barring anything catastrophic happening between now and next summer will either be a permanent Aston Villa player or be out of contract with Spurs. It's very likely that Spurs will be subsidizing part of Adebayor's weekly wages as part of the loan deal, since his £100k/week salary is most likely outside the pay structure of Villa, but this detail has not been confirmed.

If this loan goes through, and it's now looking extremely likely that it will, Adebayor will join back up with his former manager Tim Sherwood, who brought him in from Andre Villas-Boas' doghouse and managed him to 14 goals in 24 matches. Ade, along with the recently signed Jordan Ayew, would be the strike force replacements for Christian Benteke, who transferred to Liverpool in a big-money move this summer.