Stoke chief scout Parsons: Adebayor offered to us for £3M

Stoke City chief scout Lindsay Parsons has revealed he recommended Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor to the Potters as a young player.

Stoke City chief scout Lindsay Parsons has revealed he recommended Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor to the Potters as a young player.

At the time, manager Tony Pulis was working for the club's then-Icelandic owners.

Parsons told the Gloucestershire Echo: "I remember one of the first names I gave to Tony at Stoke was a lightning-quick, 6ft 4in striker called (Emmanuel) Adebayor, but we were in the Championship at the time and we were told the fee of £3m was too much."

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