Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace are set to hand Emmanuel Adebayor another chance to ply his trade in the Premier League.
Adebayor has remained a free agent since he was released in September by Spurs. The striker has undoubted quality but fell out of favour at Spurs after some lacklustre displays and, if reports are to be believed, some less than impressive training habits.
The former Arsenal & Man City man could be what Palace need to fire them into 4th place, after struggling for goals since the turn of the year. Palace have scored just two goals in five games and have deployed Connor Wickham through the middle in the majority of those games, so they need to pick up a striker before the window closes.
Despite the undoubted quality of Yohan Cabaye & Yannick Bolasie, the chances they have created simply haven't been converted. Palace have just 22 goals in this Premier League campaign and owe their league position to the defensive exploits of the back four.
In today's press conference Pardew said: “Adebayor is a player that is there for somebody and it is a question of ourselves looking at that one and wondering where the right club for him is and whether he is the right player for us.
“You want to try and bring in a quality player and so therefore you can’t dismiss anyone, or not think about all the strikers that are possibly available.