The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid centre-forward has not been allocated a squad number nor included in the 25-man Premier League squad for the White Hart Lane outfit and was told he could leave the club in the summer.
A proposed deal to fellow league outfit Aston Villa fell through because of his preference to remain in London, but a speculated switch to West Ham United failed to materialise before the transfer window closed at the beginning of the month.
A move to Qatar remains an option for Adebayor as their transfer window is open until September 30, however, the 31 year-old is reportedly willing to run down the remainder of his £100,000-a-week contract which expires next summer.
Speaking ahead of his side’s clash against Sunderland at the weekend, Pochettino said he’s hopeful of finding a swift solution that benefits all parties:
“We want only to fix the problem to find the best solution for both sides,” he said.
“I was very clear with him. We had a conversation before the end of last season. I explained my idea and I don’t need to explain too much more.”
“He is clear with the situation and it’s not a problem for him or us. The situation was clear three or four months ago and today it is his decision to stay here.”
“But it’s clear he’s not in my mind or in the club’s for the future of Tottenham. In football we look at the present and at tomorrow, never yesterday. Everything can change in football every day,” Pochettino added.
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