Besiktas have made a bid for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, according to the club's director Ahmet Kavalchi.

Piper has claimed that the Turkish side have made an offer for his services, stating: "It is certainly true that we are looking at the idea of a transfer. We have made a serious bid for Adebayor.

"That, in turn, has given us a figure for the player, which is slightly above the amount that we imagined.

"However, making a signing as big as this immediately is nothing but a dream.

"Negotiations always take a long time. I hope that we will get a chance to have a meeting soon."

Adebayor did not make a significant impact at Tottenham last season. The Togolese striker was signed off the back of a successful loan spell during the 2011/12 season, when he scored 18 goals and provided 12 assists in 37 appearances. 

Adebayor was signed for £5m from Manchester City but has since only managed eight goals and two assists in 32 appearances for Spurs.

Spurs are also reportedly interested in other strikers this summer. The London club have been linked to Leandro Damiao, David Villa, Roberto Soldado and Christian Benteke. 

Spurs' strike-force of Adebayor and Jermain Defoe only managed 16 Premier League goals between them last season, but Defoe was preferred to Adebayor on most occasions. Adebayor is seemingly surplus to requirements.

Adebayor's wages may be an issue for Besiktas, with the 28-year-old reportedly refusing to take a wage cut to leave Spurs. Besiktas face competition from Fenerbahce, who are also interested in the striker.

It would be a real coup if Besiktas sign Adebayor, despite his poor recent form at Spurs.

Adebayor is still a world-renowned forward who could be successful at Besiktas. This move could give the Togolese striker a new lease of life and could also be a good deal for all involved, with Spurs keen to get Adebayor off the wage bill.


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