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Report: Aston Villa and Newcastle battle for low-cost late transfer deal

Veteran striker Emmanuel Adebayor is chasing a return to the Premier League with Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Brighton interested, according to The Sun.

The 35-year-old is a free agent after having left Turkish club Kayserispor last month and as such could join the Magpies or Villans quickly.

Whilst the controversial Togo international may not be able to score goals on a regular basis and is past his prime, Adebayor could still play at the highest level as well as find the back of the net.

He is also a very intelligent footballer and has an ability to pick out free space with ease.

Adebayor could be a good impact substitute for both Villa and Newcastle.

He would also bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Premier League with him after having previously turned out for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace during a career which has spanned 19 years.

Aston Villa and Newcastle United need to reinforce their attacks ahead of the second half of the season and a move to either club on a short-term basis by Adebayor would make sense.

Villa in particular are set to be involved in the relegation dog-fight and need as much knowledge and options as possible right now as they look to secure another season of Premier League football next term.

Adebayor would be a good addition to Dean Smith’s Villa side.

Newcastle have been short of firepower this season with Joelinton and the other St James’ Park attackers struggling to hit the back of the net on a regular basis.

With 97 goals to his name, he may also be hungry to score and reach the 100 landmark before he retires.

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