Since arriving at Arsenal in January 2006, Adebayor has made a significant impact on English football.
Having a love-hate relationship with many English football fans the retired Togolese international is likely to have a difficult decision this summer as it become ever clearer that Manchester city are looking to relinquish his services.
It is understood that City manager Roberto Mancini has already begun negotiations with Italian club Napoli for their goalscorer Edinson Cavani.
Reports suggest a deal worth $40million which include a part-exchange which will see Adebayor join the Serie A club.
However, following the 28 year olds season long loan at Tottenham Hotspurs, manager Harry Redknapp has expressed his intent on signing the striker on a permanent deal.
However Adebayor’s £110,000 pound a week contract may prove a significant stumbling block for the north London side that would have to break their current wage structure to secure the signing. Equally if Tottenham fail to qualify for the champion’s league, the striker may look elsewhere, with interest from Germany and Spain for his services.
Although Spurs would appear as the front runners for his signature, there has been a suggestion that American outfit New York Red Bulls are interested in reuniting Adebayor with ex-arsenal team mate Thierry Henry. Reports suggest that the front man would receive an £170,000 a week wage, over £100,000 more than the spurs budget currently allows. It would appear this move has been put in motion with Adebayor’s advisors already discussing the possibility with the MLS side.
This transfer story may wage on well into the summer transfer window with Adebayor having to pick money over higher quality football. Either way it is hard to say which club he will pick or if the decision is taken out of his hands should Napoli agree to the part exchange agreement over their favoured straight money deal.