Tottenham Hotspur – Adebayor back but not for long!

Gareth Thomas Football 1 Comment

Tottenham Hotspur’s troubled striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned from compassionate leave but according to the Daily Mirror he is set to leave the club in the January transfer window.

Emmanuel Adebayor tops the list of players that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to get rid of as soon as possible, particularly because of his £100,000-per-week wages. However, the issue is clubs will see those wages as a stumbling block meaning a loan move is more likely with a club making a contribution to that figure.

Adebayor, 30-years-old, has had a career many school boys would dream of, representing some of Europe’s top clubs as well as captaining his country. Adebayor began at Metz in France and after a time at AS Monaco, moved to Arsenal for £3m in January 2006. At Arsenal he scored 46 goals in 104 Premier League showings before joining Manchester City in July 2009 for £25m. He netted 15 times in 34 Premier League games and was then loaned out to Real Madrid to find first team football.

Tottenham then took him permanently after a loan spell and he has since scored 35 times in 87 league matches. In recent months though he has caused the club’s management problems though by criticising the White Hart Lane support and showing a complete lack of effort on the pitch. It is no secret Adebayor is top of a list of players to be ejected from Spurs as soon as the opportunity arises.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Moussa Dembele have also been rumoured to be surplus to requirements of Pochettino so Spurs fans, who do you want to see replace Adebayor and the others?