Tottenham Hotspur – Adebayor given ‘leave’ by Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur’s season has certainly been mixed, Mauricio Pochettino already coming under pressure despite only being appointed in the summer. Now BBC Sport report how striker Emmanuel Adebayor have been given leave for “personal reasons” adding to Spurs’ front line issues.

Emmanuel Adebayor has received criticism this season for his apparent lack of effort. He then openly berated the Tottenham Hotspur fans for their perceived negative support during home games. Adebayor has featured in 12 Premier League fixtures for Spurs this campaign, scoring twice but has been outshone by England youngster Harry Kane in the forward role.

Adebayor is now 30-years-old and began his career with Metz in France. Adebayor also played for Monaco before moving to Arsenal in January 2006 for £3m. At Arsenal the Togo international flourished and scored 46 Premier League goals in 104 showings. Adebayor spent time at Manchester City and on loan at Real Madrid before a loan spell with Spurs in the 2011/12 season. He impressed and was snapped up, scoring 35 times in 87 Premier League games since.

With 63 caps for his country and 29 goals, it is understood Adebayor will be returning to Togo for his compassionate leave. This means he will miss tonight’s Europa League fixture away to Besiktas. Adebayor has not played for Tottenham since November due to a number of injuries but Mauricio Pochettino denied he was part of a list of players set to depart in the January transfer window saying: “All players that we have in the squad are part of the plans for the future”.