And they’re certainly not the red and white of Arsenal. Despite Emmanuel Adebayor categorically stating that his decision to leave the Emirates was not down to the issue of money, this is exactly what it’s all about for the Togolese striker.
Arsenal fans will be horrified to read, courtesy of Setanta, that the player wants to be paid a shedload of cash every week so that he’s not poor in old age! Think I’m exaggerating? Then cop a load of this.
“Barcelona have made a good financial offer and there is also the chance to play alongside great players.
“Yes, I am still under contract to Arsenal but it’s up to the directors to satisfy my demands or I’ll leave.
“If my good form of last season has increased my value, my employers have to take account of that.
“I have to prepare for my retirement. Even if you are not scoring fine goals and you have money, you can enjoy a happy retirement.
“The time for preparing for that moment is now.”
Do Arsenal really need this sort of greedy monster at their club, or is this just a reflection of how all footballers operate these days? While losing Adebayor would be a big blow to the club, should Arsenal just take the money and wash their hands of this bad apple?