Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is eager to get a deal for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor over the line.

Redknapp is under no illusions as to how good an addition the Togo international will be if his season-long loan goes through.

"(Manchester United defender) Rio Ferdinand told me that he and (team-mate) Nemanja Vidic rate him as the toughest opponent they've played against," Redknapp said.

"If he can give them problems then he can give anyone problems."

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