Hughes actually signed Adebayor for City while manager at Eastlands.
"Manu is a guy who I like as a person," Hughes said.
"As a player, he did well for me. He had problems when he went out of the team but he's a good guy.
"Any team that had a player of the quality of Adebayor would be strengthened.
"But that doesn't mean that we're in a position to bring him here, I have to say."