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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks as though he is set to endure an extended spell out of the squad after being asked to train with the club’s reserves, Sky Sports reports.
Record signing Roberto Soldado has become the club’s first choice striker following his £26m move from Valencia over the summer with England man Jermain Defoe as the Spaniard’s back up.
The Togo international barely featured during the club’s pre season preparation and has featured in just one competitive game since the season kick off on August 17 after being granted permission to take more compassionate leave following the death of his brother.
Adebayor returned to London towards the end of last month, but he has gone back to Africa, for what Villas-Boas describes as “personal reasons”.
However, the 29-year-old is due back on Monday and will be asked to train with the reserves despite being on of the club’s top earners.
“At the moment, Ade is not with us, because we have granted him authorisation to stay up until Monday in his country for personal reasons, so he’s not going to be involved against Norwich (on Saturday),” the Tottenham manager said.
“Up to when I find it appropriate, he will train with the development team.”
Adebayor joined the club on a permanent basis last summer, but it now appears that he no longer features in the manager’s plans.