Rafael van der Vaart is backing Tottenham's move for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Dutch international Van der Vaart arrived at White Hart Lane in an £8million move from Real Madrid on the final day of last summer's transfer window.

Now Van der Vaart, who scored Spurs' opener in the 5-0 Europa League win at Hearts on Thursday, is hoping that manager Harry Redknapp can pull off a similar last-ditch deal for Adebayor.

Rafa said: "He's a big player with a lot of experience."

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