Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor currently has 19 league goals to his name, topping the goalscoring table this season along with our winger, Cristiano Ronaldo. The only goalscorers to come in touching distance of these two are Spurs’ Robbie Keane, City’s Benjani and Liverpool’s Torres. It therefore looks as though Arsenal and United are not only competing for the league title, but for the player who will achieve this season’s golden boot. The European golden boot is also something these players are targeting.
Serie A’s top scorer is currently Juventus’ David Trezeguet with 15 goals, Bayern Munich’s Toni tops the leaderboard in the Bundesliga with 10 goals, Sevilla’s Luís Fabiano has 16, and finally, Lyon’s Karim Benzema, a reported transfer target for United, has 16 goals in Ligue 1.
Adebayor has today spoken of his admiration for Ronaldo, claiming he is a player he likes to watch and has respect for. “He is a player I like to watch,” Adebayor told the club’s official website. “He has a lot of quality and watching him is like watching something else, it is like playing on the PlayStation sometimes. He is an amazing footballer and I show him a lot of respect for what he has done this season. There are not a lot of players, especially midfielders who can achieve what he has achieved.”
Who will claim this season’s golden boot?