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.
The former Southampton man was at the danger of not having Adebayor in the first-team at the start of the season. This is after the former Arsenal man contracted malaria in the last few weeks. He has been hospitalised for this period, but Adebayor has said for the first time that he is feeling significantly better and is hoping to be on the pitch sooner rather than later. The 30-year-old managed to get 11 goals in 21 league appearances last campaign. Tottenham recently flew to the United States for their pre-season tour.
Adebayor has not been included in the squad, but it is not because of transfer speculation. It is because of the striker failing to recover in time. It is understood that he may join the pre-season tour if he recovers well midway through the tour.
“SEA, Hey guys, thanks for all your good wishes. Getting better now and looking forward to going back to training soon and preparing for the new season. #COYS” said Adebayor. Tottenham will be coming up against the likes of Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire in the pre-season before starting the new campaign in the away match against West Ham United. Pochettino would have been hoping for an easier fixture than a London Derby for his first match.