With Tottenham on the brink of sealing a loan move for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Redknapp insists the former Arsenal man can win over the Spurs faithful by banging in the goals for his new suitors.
A traditionally unpopular figure at White Hart Lane - thanks to his north London roots with Spurs' arch rivals - Adebayor is unlikely to receive the warmest of welcomes should he complete his season-long switch.
But Redknapp is confident the Togolese star will let his football do the talking on the pitch in order to win over the fans, and the addition of a player in that mould - which is exactly what Tottenham need - should be enough to quieten the boo-boys.
"He'd give us something different," confirmed Redknapp. "He's a good talent. He could come in and be a big success.
"He's got to get back to form he showed at Arsenal when he was unplayable and certainly showed at Real Madrid last year.
"I remember going to the Emirates with Portsmouth and being two up. Then he came on with 20 minutes left and he ripped us to pieces. We were hanging on at 2-2 - we could not handle him.
"His reputation has gone down, [so] he needs to come in and have a right go and build it back up. If he comes in and get goals, they'll [the fans] love him."
Another player on Redknapp's radar who is also looking to revive his career is Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole - a player that the Spurs boss first worked with during his time at West Ham.
"I like Joe, and I am not going to say I don't want to sign him because I would be lying," said Redknapp. "He is a real talent.
"I signed him when he was 11 [at West Ham] and he was the best young footballer I have ever seen – I have never seen anyone come near him – and I think I can get him back to where he was. I would love to work with him again."
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