Danny Mills has claimed that Aston Villa making a move for Emmanuel Adebayor would be a “huge gamble”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested that the veteran striker has the ability to be a success at Villa Park, but that his lack of consistency would be a potential danger.

The Sun recently reported that Dean Smith’s men could make an unexpected January swoop for the former Arsenal and Tottenham forward due to a shortage of bodies up front.

Record signing Wesley is set to miss the rest of the season with a ligament injury, but Mills does not believe that Adebayor is the man to replace him.

“It’s an interesting one, isn’t it?”, he told Football Insider.

“You’re looking at desperation stakes. Obviously Wesley is out injured.

“You’re thinking where will the goals come from – who can they get in? There aren’t too many players like that about.

“Adebayor undoubtedly has quality, but does he have the attitude and the aptitude? There’s a huge question mark in that one.

“It could be a Balotelli-type gamble, where it could be fantastic. He could score a glorious amount of goals and keep them up, or it could be disaster.

“It would be a massive toss of the coin, and a huge gamble.”

Adebayor is currently a free agent, but most recently plied his trade with Turkish outfit Kayserispor, where he hit two goals in eight outings.

The 35-year-old has 242 Premier League appearances to his name over stints with Arsenal, Spurs, and Crystal Palace, notching 97 goals and 44 assists in that time.

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