Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has confirmed his interest in free agent Emmanuel Adebayor and believes he would have no trouble in controlling the controversial striker, as Goal report.
Former Tottenham forward Adebayor has been without a club since his contract at White Hart Lane was terminated by mutual consent in September, and Pardew has made no secret of his desire to bring the Togo international to Selhurst Park this month.
Pardew praised Adebayor's goalscoring track record, despite his controversial history, and believes his past dealings with players with attitude, such as with Hatem Ben Arfa, proves that he is more than capable of handling Adebayor, were he to agree a move to Palace.
"Whenever he has played against me he has been totally committed and he’s a dangerous world player," said Pardew.
"You have only got to look at his clubs. For whatever reason there has been a fall-out at Spurs but he remains a player that can have great impact and would improve us.
"And I have had difficult players before, non-more difficult than Hatem Ben Arfa at Newcastle. If I can deal with him, I can deal with Adebayor for sure."
Pardew spoke of bringing in a player that possessed quality to help propel his side up the table, following a string of poor results, and believes Adebayor could go a long way towards helping them push on.
"You want to bring in a quality player and so therefore you can't dismiss anyone. Because 90 per cent of strikers are not available. It is a very, very small market for us so Adebayor is in that group.
"We still think another striker would pay dividends given the position we’re in."