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Tottenham ace van der Vaart wants permanent Adebayor stay

Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart hopes Emmanuel Adebayor joins the club on a permanent basis.

The Togo striker, on loan from Manchester City, scored two goals in the 3-1 win over Swansea City yesterday to take his season tally to 14 in all competitions and his Dutch teammate wants him to remain at White Hart Lane as he feels he is one of the best players he has played with.

"He is a great player for us, works his socks off and we love him here," van der Vaart told the London Evening Standard.

"He played for Real Madrid, Arsenal and City and I was surprised he came but I hope he stays.

"He is a top striker, one of the best I've played with. I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, (with Real Madrid and Holland) he was fantastic.

"Normally strikers wait for their chances and score but he [Adebayor] is working and even when he doesn't score he is still important for the team and that's what makes him a big man for us.

"Last season I had a good understanding with [Peter] Crouch but with him it's even better. He is tall, strong and also is not selfish."

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