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Moyes disinterested in Adebayor despite lack of Sunderland attacking depth

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Swansea City’s Ashley Williams, right, and Crystal Palace’s Emmanuel Adebayor vie for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea and Crystal Palace, at the Liberty Stadium, in Swansea, Wales, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


Injuries have struck Sunderland up front, but manager David Moyes has turned a Premier League veteran in spite of the team’s struggles.

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According to the Black Cats boss, the team had the chance to sign the veteran Togo striker several weeks back, however, Moyes declined the opportunity.

“We were offered Adebayor probably about four or five weeks ago,” Moyes said. “I didn’t do anything about it then and I don’t expect to be doing anything about it just now unless something dramatically changes.”

With Jermain Defoe expected back from injury over the weekend against Crystal Palace, Moyes’ options run thin up front. Defoe remains the club’s no. 1 choice at striker, however, Victor Anichebe and Swedish teenager Joel Asoro also remain in the mix for playing time.

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Adebayor most recently spent time with Palace in 2016, over the second half of last season’s Premier League campaign, but has shown steady decline since his successful days in England’s top flight. The 32-year-old remains unattached to a team at this point after a move to Lyon fell through recently.