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Tottenham agree fee to permanently sign striker Emmanuel Adebayor

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New Manager Andre Villas-Boas has wasted no time in getting transfer matters sorted since his arrival at White Hart Lane, following the capture of Liverpool target Gylfi Sigurdsson and Arsenal target Jan Vertonghen with the capture of last season's loanee Emmanuel Adebayor for a ridiculously low fee believed to be in the range of £4-6 million.

The 28-year old Togolese striker joined Manchester City from Arsenal for a reported fee of £25 million, and was in good form at Spurs last season, scoring 18 goals in 37 appearances for the North London club. Adebayor was always keen on a permanent move to Spurs and tweeted about his desire to return for the new season a month or so ago.

Harry Redknapp's sacking was expected to put a spanner in the works, but new manager Andre Villas-Boas sees the value in having the experienced frontman on board and has moved quickly to ensure his capture.

While personal terms and a medical are still pending, it is widely believed that these will be mere formalities now that the clubs have agreed terms. Adebayor's existing £170,000 per week wages were expected to prove a stumbling block, but it appears that the clubs have found a viable work around, which includes offering the striker a huge signing on bonus and a long term deal.

It is rumoured that Adebayor could be the first of many new faces arriving to bolster the club's strike force with Villas-Boas also targeting a move for Spanish striker Adrian Lopez and long time Spurs target Frenchman Loic Remy. One thing is for certain, Adebayor's permanent capture will guarantee that extra spice to all North London derbies this coming season.

It will be interesting to see what the transfer means for Jermaine Defoe with the England striker desperate for some regular first team action, and the Mirror reporting that clubs like QPR, Reading and Sunderland are all waiting in the wings to sign the veteran striker should he take the decision to quit White Hart Lane.