Turkish giants Besiktas are still hopeful of securing a deal for Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor before the summer transfer window slams shut on the 2nd of September. The Istanbul based side is still hopeful of persuading Spurs to sell the misfiring Togolese international.
However, the deal also hinges on the Turkish side managing to overturn a ban that sees unable to compete in the UEFA Europa League after being allegedly involved in a match fixing scandal at home. The future of the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker has been thrown into uncertainty this summer after a poor goal scoring campaign last summer and the club continually being linked with one striker after another.
Besiktas have registered their formal interest in the 29 year old but they fear their ban from European competitions will scupper any potential deal they might thrash out to land Emmanuel Adebayor. The club has already appealed for an overturn of their ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is extremely confident that their ban will be revoked.
And if the club is successful in getting the ban revoked and manage to play in eruope next season, the club president Fikret Orman has promised to fly to London himself and try and persuade the player to join the side. Orman spoke to an English media outlet where he stated that the club is still interested in securing the services of Emmanuel Adebayor and added that there are still chances that the transfer could go ahead.
He mentioned that it is important for the player that the team plays in Europe and as soon as the club is cleared to play in Europe, he will travel to London and get the player to sign on with the club and lead them in the Europa League.
Turkish giants Besiktas have revealed that they are very close to pulling off the signing of Tottenham Hotspur outcast Emmanuel Adebayor with the club president admitting that they are confident of being able to lure the Togolese international from White Hart Lane.
The Turkish powerhouse have been chasing the signature of the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, who is considered as surplus to requirements at Tottenham throughout the summer transfer window but have so far, been unable to strike a deal with the player over personal terms.
However, with the club now confident of revoking a ruling that is presently blocking them from taking part in European competitions for the new season, the officials of the club remain confident that it is only a matter of time before the deal will be clinched. According to Besiktas president Fikret Orman, the club is interested in signing Emmanuel Adebayor and the transfer could still go ahead.
According to sources close to the Togolese international and the Turkish club, the deal breaker in the move was whether the club would play in Europe next season and according to Orman, as soon as the club is cleared to play in Europe, he will travel down to London to complete the deal for the player. Besiktas finished third in the Turkish league last season but have been banned from playing in Europe this season for their alleged involvement in match fixing.
The Eagles have launched an appeal against the decision and await the decision which will be announced in the next few days. Emmanuel Adebayor is already said to have told Spurs he wants a move and manager Andre Villas Boas will not stand in his way with the club already accepting a £ 4 million deal from the Turkish club for the former Real Madrid man.