The striker is still at White Hart Lane…
Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor turned down a deal worth £1 million a month from a Qatari club, reports the Daily Mirror.
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The Togo international attempted to sign on loan for West Ham on deadline day, but the move was blocked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy as it was to a direct rival. A move had become important for the 30-year-old as he has struggled for game time, having been usurped by Harry Kane up front, and fallen out with the fans at White Hart Lane.
Adebayor has been accused of being a mercenary by fans in the past following his move from Arsenal to Manchester City. However, he is reported to have turned down £130,000 a week after tax from the Middle East club, which works out as the same amount as a Premier League player on £245,000 per week – over £1m gross per month.
“The club decided to sent me out on loan, which I was pleased with,” the striker said after the transfer window closed. “There were five good clubs interested and I [narrowed it down to] three before choosing the one I wanted. But Mr Levy was against the one I chose, because it was a rival. But I’m very happy to stay at the club and do my job.”
He is now stuck at White Hart Lane until the end of the season, but is happy to get on and work for the team. Mauricio Pochettino may well be happy with this, as the North London club may have had to solely rely on the out of form Roberto Soldado to partner youngster Harry Kane up front.