Emmanuel Adebayor supposedly leaving Tottenham 0

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The Mirror published a story this morning about Emmanuel Adebayor, and Tottenham’s supposed willingness to listen to offers for him in the Summer.

“Tottenham will attempt to off-load Emmanuel Adebayor this summer after running out of patience with the £100,000-a-week striker, writes the Sunday People.

The hit-man’s former club Monaco, promoted back to the French Ligue One, could be his next port of call with Spurs keen to revamp their attacking line-up.

Adebayor, 29, has failed to provide the impact boss Andre Villas-Boas was hoping for this season following his permanent transfer from Manchester City last summer following a season on loan at White Hart Lane in which he scored 17 goals in 33 league games.”

While Adebayor may leave White Hart Lane in the Summer, it’s unlikely that Tottenham would have made a definitive decision on his future yet. There are only two forwards at the club - Adebayor and Jermain Defoe - and Daniel Levy will surely have learnt the lesson about under-staffing parts of his club’s squad.

Adebayor - because of his age and his performances over the past year - doesn’t have anything like the value that he did a couple of years ago, so his premature sale would really have no impact on Tottenham’s financial reach in the transfer market.

There’s nothing to be lost by waiting for a replacement to be signed before selling him, so this probably isn’t anything like as certain as The Mirror are insisting it to be.

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