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Van der Vaart will welcome Man City striker Adebayor to Tottenham

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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