Chelsea have been linked with a move for former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Some clubs might be apprehensive of signing the striker because of his past on and off field problems, but former Tottenham and QPR manager Harry Redknapp has given a glowing assessment of the 31-year-old.
Redknapp, who managed Adebayor at Spurs, has urged Chelsea to sign the striker on a short-term deal.
He writes for the Standard: “If any manager rang me about signing Emmanuel Adebayo, I’d have a simple message: take him until the end of the season. You can’t lose.
“When you look around at what is available in the market this month, Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season is a no-brainer.
“Swansea, Norwich, Sunderland, Newcastle, Aston Villa or anyone struggling at the lower end of the table should be looking at him.
“He could even perform at a higher level — Chelsea have been linked with him and if he went to a club like that, he’d know he wouldn’t necessarily play every week but on a short-term basis, so he should relish the challenge of proving he is big enough to play in the big games.
Adebayor is currently a free agent and could prove to be an able backup to Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge till the end of the season.