Tottenham: Adebayor Seeks Move Away From White Hart Lane

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is weighing up a move out of the club, less than 3 months since his £6 million move. The Togolese International is unhappy with the lack of playing time and is yet to start a game this season, managing a measly 82 minutes on the field.

Adebayor found himself again on the bench in the London derby against Chelsea, where his side were defeated 4-2. This proved to add further frustration for the former Arsenal hit man and a source close to the club has stated:

“Manu wants to play and he really hoped to be in with a chance of starting against Chelsea.

‘Mentally he saw that game as a make or break for him at Spurs. It’s obvious now that AVB doesn’t fancy him and Manu thinks it’s better he left.’

Adebayor signed a permanent deal with Spurs in the summer after racking up an impressive 18 goals whilst on loan from Manchester City last campaign.

Adebayor arrived at Spurs expected to be first choice striker. However, manager Andre Villas Boas has decided to put and keep faith with rejuvenated forward Jermaine Defoe, who is the clubs leading goal scorer this season, hitting the back of the net on 5 occasions.

The former African Player of the Year is yet to even feature in the Capital One Cup and the Europa League, competitions he would be disappointed not to have played in.

Adebayor’s career has been very unsteady since his £25 million move from Arsenal three years ago. He spent time on loan at Real Madrid as cover for the injured Gonzalo Higuain and competition for Karim Benzema, but Real decided against signing the 28 year old on a permanent basis.

Adebayor’s wages could prove to be an issue should he leave, most likely resulting in a move away from the Premier League.


Written by Farhan Daw

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