White Hart Lane striker set for season without football.
The 31-year-old was the subject of apparent interest from both Aston Villa and West Ham but no move occurred, presumably due to the Togo international’s massive salary demands, and instead of accepting a deal that would have left the player free to leave for pastures new the former Arsenal and Man City man has instead opted for a year without senior football.
Adebayor is into the final year of his £100k a week contract and can therefore leave at the end of the season on a free transfer but could have left this summer had he accepted Tottenham’s offer.
Now Spurs find themselves saddled with a striker they have no intention of using and Adebayor finds himself out of action for a year, so it’s hard to see which party has benefited from their apparent mutual stand-off.
Adebayor netted just two goals last season and former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood was keen on reuniting with the forward but one would have to assume Aston Villa were not willing to meet the player’s £100k a week demands.