Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has backed Emmanuel Adebayor to he a success at White Hart Lane should he join before the close of the transfer window.
Adebayor found first-team chances few and far between last season and spent the latter half of the campaign on loan with Real Madrid.
The Togolese forward entertained the possibility of re-joining the Spanish giants permanently but with no move materialising, Spurs have jumped to the front of the queue to secure his signature.
A loan move has been mooted and chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly been locked in negotiations with Manchester City officials for sometime now in hope of brokering a deal between the two parties.
And Assou-Ekotto believes the former Arsenal striker would form a decent partnership with Jermain Defoe should he arrive on loan or permanently.
“I played against him when I was young [in France] so I know him well,” said Assou-Ekotto in the Daily Telegraph.
“He is a little bit like Peter Crouch but with more mobility. He will find a good complicity with Defoe because Jermain is used to playing with that style of player.
“We saw what he did against us in Madrid last season, so I am sure he will help us.
“If the manager signs him it’s not to finish fifth or sixth. He’s a player from one of the big four and if we get a player from one of those clubs, it’s for Tottenham to finish in the big four.
“We know his reputation but we don’t care about that if he scores many goals.”