West Brom are eyeing a “shock” swoop to sign free agent Emmanuel Adebayor with Slaven Bilic in talks with those close to the player, according to The Sun.
The newspaper claims that Adebayor, 36, is eager to return to England so that he can score three more Premier League goals to take his tally to 100 in the top-flight.
Across spells at Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace, Adebayor scored 97 times in 242 Premier League appearances and Bilic is considering the Togolese veteran as a cure for his lack of firepower in attack.
The Sun adds that Adebayor is only currently seen as a back-up option by West Brom as they pursue other striker targets.
Adebayor’s most recent club was Paraguayan side Olimpia, who he left at the end of last season when his contract expired.
He only made four appearances during his time in South America and failed to score a single goal – but he did manage to get sent off in a Copa Libertadores match.
Not only are we struggling to believe that West Brom are interested in Adebayor, it is also incredibly difficult to trust a report which claims that Bilic’s side is yet to score a Premier League goal this season despite netting twice at Everton on Saturday.
Bilic cannot seriously think that Adebayor would be a better option than the strikers he currently has?
It might sound like an exaggeration to some fans but we would rather see Kenneth Zohore handed a chance up front in the Premier League than see a has-been like Adebayor, who is hardly prolific in front of goal anymore.
In other West Brom news, Albion and Aston Villa are keen on this 22-year-old forward.