Redknapp hopes for striker deal

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has reiterated his desire to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at White Hart Lane for the long-term.

Adebayor joined Spurs in August from Manchester City and, as it stands, will remain in north London on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old has, however, made a significant impact since his summer switch to Spurs, and has recorded eight goals in 12 Barclays Premier League appearances for Redknapp's side.

Redknapp, though, has stated before that he does not expect Spurs will ever be able to meet Adebayor's wage demands, with City still covering the majority of his salary.

But the Spurs boss would love to keep hold of the Togolese forward, should a solution be found.

"I would like him here full-time," said Redknapp, according to "It would be difficult, but we like him.

"He's done great for us. He gives us loads of movement when he plays, and he's a real handful."

"I've enjoyed having him here. He's been as good as gold. He's not been a minute's problem.

"He just gets on with it. He's an important player for us and he knows that.

"He's lively. He comes in every day, he enjoys his training and looks like he enjoys being here, so it's good.

"I've just been talking to him, telling him how well I think he's done for us and what a key player he is for the team, and we all love that, we all love a pat on the back."

Tottenham Hotspur
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