Adebayor would be our second best striker. He would add a physical presence up front and would also be a goalscoring threat. If Manchester City pay some of the ridiculous wages he is undoubtedly on, and he came determined to keep his head down and play to his ability, he would be a good signing. Couple of big ifs, mind.
Ashley Young has been a good player for Villa. He will be our best wide player should he come, and he has also been playing up front at Villa too, so he can do that if needed. He has stagnated a bit. In all likelihood that's down to things going flat at Villa, but there is a slight doubt there. The move woud hopefully spark him back to his best and give us some much needed pace on the flanks. We should not overpay for him. £10M plus Jovanovic, something like that.
Upson - no, no, no! We have some good up and coming defenders and he would only keep them out of the frame.
Cole - no thanks. WOuld be a physical presence, so on that limited basis I could just about see it, but really, we have to be aiming higher than this, especially since we have new owners.