Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto believes the addition of Emmanuel Adebayor would be enough to help Spurs challenge for qualification for the Champions League this season.
The former Arsenal forward scored twice for Real Madrid against Tottenham during last season's Champions League quarter-final, but failed to secure a deal with Jose Mourinho's side.
But the Togo international now appears on the verge of securing a loan move to White Hart Lane, to the delight of Assou-Ekotto.
"I played against him when I was young [in France] so I know him well," said Assou-Ekotto.
"He is a little bit like Peter Crouch but with more mobility. He will find a good complicity with Defoe because Jermain is used to playing with that style of player.
"We saw what he did against us in Madrid last season, so I am sure he will help us.
"If the manager signs him it's not to finish fifth or sixth. He's a player from one of the big four and if we get a player from one of those clubs, it's for Tottenham to finish in the big four.
"We know his reputation but we don't care about that if he scores many goals."
Adebayor has seen his opportunities limited since his move to Manchester City, with the signing of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotteli restricting his involvement at the Etihad Stadium.