The 31-year-old had been linked with moves to both Aston Villa and West Ham, but neither materialised before the window slammed shut. The player refused to complete a deal to the former at the end of July after taking advice from a pastor, despite agreeing terms to leave Spurs and even posing with the club shirt.
Before completing a move to the Hammers on deadline day, the former Arsenal man had been demanding that the North London club pay him the remaining £5 million that he is owed for the last year of his contract before leaving.
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However, he ended up signing a termination paper after the White Hart Lane outfit made clear they were willing to pay his £100,000-a-week wages until he found a new club and then supplement any loss in earnings he gained from elsewhere. This was scuppered by a late change of mind from the Togo international.
He is now unable to move clubs until January, but it could be that sides are put off by his antics over the summer.