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.

However, Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal says that there is no truth in the rumours that the club are going to sign Adebayor. If the Championship outfit to bring in the 31-year-old, it will represent a major gamble since he has had a chequered history in the last five years. The stable time forAdebayor was when he had just joined Arsenal in 2006.

Towards the end of the decade,Adebayor started providing huge problems for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. Since then, he has played for teams like Real Madrid, Manchester City and Tottenham. More importantly, he has not played any football for the last 12 months and his fitness levels will be off the charts.

“It’s nothing more than a rumour.I won’t comment on rumours today or tomorrow. I have never heard about the possibility of Adebayor coming here. He is a fantastic player but we have never talked about this,” said the Sheffield Wednesday manager. The club are just one place below the play-off places. If they continue on this form, the club could certainly dream about finishing in the top six or even above. The team finished mid-table last season and this will represent a major improvement.

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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.
According to Adebayor, when all the boys gathered on the game day, the manager made the announcement that the team would be skippered by Dossevi.

Expressing his disappointment, Adebayor said, “This is serious business, not street Football. You can just turn up all of a sudden and tell the regular captain to step aside for somebody else. There is a little more graciousness expected at this level. It was surely gutting as far as I am concerned.”

“And, this has actually made me contemplate what I want to do regarding my international career because I am not sure what awaits me next. Maybe, for the next game, the manager leaves me out of the squad altogether and I have to watch the game from the crowd.”

“I am yet to have a proper chat with Tom Saintfiet though. Before making any call, it’s only fitting that I go to him and ask what I have to ask.”

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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.

In the official twitter account of Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togolese player demonstrated his will to continue performing with Tottenham Hotspur as he said: ‘’Looking forward to pre-season’’.

The main problem that Adebayor is facing at the White Hart Lane stadium is the fact that other players have stepped up and Mauricio Pochettino has a plan of offloading some of his not needed players in order to give others a chance to get more playing time.

Harry Kane emerged as the best player of Tottenham Hotspur of the previous season as he scored 21 goals and now Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign an offensive player that he can align to play alongside with his youngster.

Roberto Soldado has also been a disappointing figure and the club is looking to sell him as well.

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa is one of the top summer targets of Mauricio Pochettino and the manager is prepared to use Adebayor as bait in order to lure in the 24 year old Belgium forward who was able to score 13 goals for Aston Villa in the previous Premier League season.

Tottenham Hotspur will have it difficult trying to offload Adebayor even if he used as bait. If Tottenham are not able or willing to pay the wages of Adebayor, not many other clubs would desire to do that. Aston Villa does not desire to pay such a high salary for a player that for the past few years has seen his playing career taking a downhill path.

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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.

The 31 year old forward has already expressed his desire to join Real Madrid or Chelsea but it remains uncertain if any of those clubs are willing to match his current salary and pay him that same amount of money for someone who is going to be spending the majority of his career on the sidelines.

For Tottenham Hotspur it doesn’t really matter which club signs Adebayor as the Premier League club just wants to offload him from the English squad as quick as possible and not have to pay the player any further than this season.

Harry Kane’s amazing form has not helped Adebayor as the young Englishman is at the spotlight of Tottenham Hotspur and he has every right to be as Kane has managed to score 20 league goals in 30 appearances, Kane is being viewed as the future of the club and this leaves Adebayor with no place in the starting lineup of Mauricio Pochettino.

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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.

Clubs like West Ham and West Brom were interested in signing him while QPR were very close to concluding the deal. It is widely believed that the exit of Harry Redknapp from Loftus Road was to do with the club missing out on signing Adebayor. After struggling for goals in the first half of the season, Pochettino has found a reliable goalscorer in the form of Harry Kane. It is looking highly unlikely that Adebayor will get any game time with the England under 21 international in spectacular form. Despite this, Pochettino has revealed that he had no plans of selling Adebayor during January. The striker earns around £ 110,000 per week and it is a major stumbling block in making the player leave.

“I knew he could go and I would have been happy to play with two strikers [Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado] for the rest of the season. Possibly, we could have used [Nacer] Chadli or [Erik] Lamela [up front] but the first thing was that I wanted to keep Adebayor. It is important to clarify that.It’s important that the fans forget the past. We are in a key moment. We need to put out the bad things, the bad energy and try to help each other,” said Pochettino.

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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.

Great things were expected of Tottenham when Pochettino was announced as replacement for Tim Sherwood, but the former Southampton boss has struggled to replicate the success. Tottenham have been highly inconsistent this season and they have managed only six points out of the team matches. Part of the reason for the struggle is the inability to score goals. The North London team are usually well known for the expansive style of football, but they have scored just 18 goals in 15 matches. Adebayor has not been seen near the first-team since his substitute appearance against Stoke City. Tottenham suffered a 2-1 defeat at home and Adebayor criticised the supporters after this match.

“After the international break, he came back with a problem with his back and after that, he picked up a virus.He’s not ready to play. I spoke with him during training on Friday and he told me that he still feels weak and it might be a few games before he plays,” said Pochettino. The extended absence from the first-team has prompted a rise in transfer rumours suggesting that Adebayor maybe sold in the January transfer window in order to raise funds for the purchase of a new striker.

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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.
The Togolese striker of Tottenham Hotspur, Emmanuel Adebayor admitted to the media that the final result was not easy to take in but even with the loss it won’t stop the team in any way to continue aiming for the objectives they are aiming in this season.
‘’We won against QPR at home and everybody was saying we were one of the best teams in the league. People were touting us as title contenders. But now we have lost against Liverpool, everyone is saying: ‘Oh, they are not ready yet! They can’t compete with the big clubs’. But we’ll be back. There’s a long way to go. The most frustrating thing is that we weren’t rewarded for our performance. If you play badly and draw then it is quite good, as I am sure the Sunderland players will tell you. Their manager won’t be able to believe they came away with a point’’ Adebayor said during a press conference after Tottenham’s match against Liverpool was over.

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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.

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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.

They needed to teams to drop more than five points in the remaining matches and Adebayor is likely to concede the race for the Champions League. However, he will be aware that the prospect of finishing without any form of European football next season is a distinct possibility due to the threat from Manchester United for the final Europa league spot. If Arsenal win the FA Cup, then Tottenham are almost guaranteed Europa league football. However, if Hull city win the competition, then it would leave only one spot through league positions.
Manchester United are five points behind Tottenham after having played a game less than their opposition. They are expected to improve significantly after the appointment of Ryan Giggs as their new manager.

“As we approach the end of this season, we have to keep our heads right for these last four games and win them for the fans. We have had some very good performances this season but we have had too many poor ones as well and it’s important we learn from our mistakes next year. It’s up to us to put everything into these remaining games, pick up four wins and give them renewed hope and enthusiasm for next season,” said the striker ahead of the Fulham match.

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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.

Talking to the reporters yesterday about his recent form, the 29 years old forward said, “I had probably reached the lowest point of my career. Even my compatriots were saying bad things about me. It certainly could not have got any worse. But, thankfully, Tim came to the club at the right time and he gave me the kind of support that I needed. He told me not to worry about anything and just play the way I wanted.”

Adebayor had made a permanent move to Tottenham Hotspur at the start of the 2012-13 Season. He had spent a season at White Hart lane playing on loan before that. So, when he joined the club on a permanent basis, he was familiar with everything. In his debut season, he got a lot of playing opportunities and he delivered as well, but, in the first half of the ongoing season, he had a very rough time.

In total, Adebayor has played 65 league matches for Tottenham so far and has scored 27 goals. This is a decent record, but, considering how talented Adebayor is, these stats could have been much better.

Sadly one place you won’t be able to see him is in Brazil this summer. Togo and Adebayor will be staying at home and watching it on TV like everybody else.

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