Redknapp hoping for Adebayor return
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has once again stated his desire to keep on-loan Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor for next term.
However, Redknapp fears he may not get his wish because Spurs would struggle to match the player's sizeable wage deal at City. The Togo international will head off for the summer having contributed massively to a good season for the north Londoners in which Redknapp's men have ended up finishing in fourth following Sunday's 2-0 victory over Fulham. They don't know yet whether that will be good enough to seal a Champions League spot as a win for Chelsea in next weekend's final against Bayern Munich would see the Blues take their place instead as the holders. Adebayor set them on their way to the three points with his 17th Premier League goal of the campaign inside the opening two minutes of the game at White Hart Lane, before Jermain Defoe added a second from the bench after the break. Another loan deal for the former Arsenal forward seems more likely than a permanent transfer and Redknapp will hope his chairman Daniel Levy can work his magic in the summer to make that happen. The 65-year-old said: "He was only a loan and his loan is up. It is up to the chairman if we could loan him again. I would like to keep him, obviously. He has done great for us. "But I don't know. We don't pay them wages - the only way we could do a deal was if the chairman did a clever deal like he did this year for him." One thing Redknapp is certain about, is the fact that City are desperate to move him on as quickly as possible. He added: "They don't want him. They don't want to see him ever again, if we are being honest. "They want him out of the way and that is why they let him go."