Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has recently been linked with a stunning move to Sheffield Wednesday.
This comes as a major surprise, but the Championship club believed that they have everything needed to attract a top player likeAdebayor. The Togo international is currently available on a free transfer after having decided to mutually terminate his contract with Tottenham. He continues to receive his wages and will continue to do so until he finds a new club. Known for his goalscoring abilities and also the contribution he gives to help the team, Wednesday may have found a right transfer target.
Emmanuel Adebayor is not happy that he hasn’t been allowed to lead Togo on a regular basis.
And, thus, he has started to think of making himself unavailable for national duty in future.
In Togo’s recently played game versus Liberia, it was Dossevi and not Adebayor who was asked to wear the armband by the manager.
Adebayor took it very offensively, but, he let his game do all the talking as he went out there in the middle and scored the second decisive goal for his team to win the game.
But, thereafter, in the post match interview, he hinted it might have been his last appearance in Togo shirt.
What irked Adebayor was not that he was not named captain for that particular Liberia game, but, the fact that he was made aware of that only a few hours ahead of the game.
In 4 seasons with Tottenham Hotspurs, Adebayor has made a total of 87 appearances and managed to score 35 goals. The Togolese striker is currently earning £100,000 each week with the Premier League club but for the past few weeks and even months, the English club has been attempting to sell him as he no longer plays an important role and want to slash down their wage bill.
Adebayor has 1 more year left in his contract and he is actually eager on stepping it up and prove his worth but Tottenham Hotspur have lost hope in the player as the club in the Premier League are determined to sell or release him during the summer transfer window.
Emmanuel Adebayor is currently earning around €170,000 each week and this is an extremely high salary for a player who is serving as a back-up option in Tottenham Hotspur.
So far, in this season Adebayor has made 12 Premier League appearances and has scored twice.
Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly believed to be ready to sell the Togolese striker in the summer transfer window which opens up when this season reaches it’s end.
The chairman of Tottenham, Daniel Levy is even prepared to release Adebayor on a free transfer as the businessman is seriously interested in removing Adebayor from the club in order to cut down the wages bill which is substantially high.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed claims that he has looked at the possibility of sending Emmanuel Adebayor away from the club on a permanent basis.
The striker sealed a permanent £ 5 million switch from Manchester City only a year ago, but he has not been a favourite at White Hart Lane. His recent fallout with the supporters – after claiming that Spurs would rather play away from home due to the harsh criticism at the Lane – has certainly not helped matters. Adebayor continues to be a major pull – given his goalscoring abilities – in the Premier League.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says that he does not expect striker Emmanuel Adebayor to be back into the team until the end of Christmas.
The Togo international is reportedly struggling with a virus, although Pochettino will have little complaints about missing the forward. Adebayor has been going through a terrible run of form this campaign. His position at the club is similar to that of striker Roberto Soldado. The 30-year-old has managed just two goals – same as that of Soldado – and he recently came in for backlash from the fans after he criticised their support at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur’s start of the Premier League has seen the team of Mauricio Pochettino claiming victories against West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers. Those were the 2 opening matches of the season for Tottenham but the club located at the White Hart Lane suffered a huge blow when facing off with Liverpool and lost 3-0.
The match was played in the own stadium of Tottenham but this did not intimidate Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers and his squad went right through their opposition in a victory that was comfortably won by Liverpool.
This defeat was a huge blow for Tottenham as they had the upper hand of possession with 60% but it was Liverpool that managed to capitalize and secure the victory even though they had the worst part of possession.
Emmanuel Adebayor got a new lease of life at Tottenham under the management of Tim Sherwood. After being frozen out in the first half of last season, Adebayor was a major reason in helping Tottenham finish close to Manchester United in the table. His form was substantially better than Roberto Soldado, who has struggled since arriving from Valencia in the £ 26 million deal. Tottenham have not signed any major strikers in the summer transfer window so far. Hence, Adebayor is set to become the club’s number one striker under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who has been excellent for Tottenham in the second half of the campaign, says that he wants the club to win the remaining four matches of the season and seal a Europa league spot. The prospect of qualifying for the Europa league still remains available for Tottenham, who appears to have given up on the dream for top four place. The race for the top four will now be contested between Arsenal and Everton in the four matches of the season. Spurs are a distant sixth with a seven-point difference.
Emmanuel Adebayor has started to enjoy life again at Tottenham Hotspur. He had gone out of favour when Andre Villas Boas was in charge, but, after the sacking of the Portuguese manager, things have turned around for him. All of a sudden, he is finding himself amongst the goals and he credits Tim Sherwood for all that.
According to the Togolese international, Sherwood gave him the freedom to play his natural game and that’s the reason why he managed to get back to his peak.
Since the departure of Villas-Boas, Adebayor has featured for the Spurs in 8 matches and has found the back of the net 6 times.