‘Arsenal striker is not greedy’ says player’s agent

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After all, he’s only asked for his salary to be quadrupled. I’m sure we can all understand that in these times of the credit crunch, a bit of extra cash comes in handy for the utility bills and household groceries. The Times reports that Arsenal have rejected Barcelona’s bid of £24million for Emmanuel Adebayor, apparently demonstrating that they want to keep the player. Alternatively, this can be seen as holding out for more cash.

Stephane Courbis is the player’s agent and claims that the Togolese striker loves the Arsenal. Of course he does Stephane, of course he does. Sometimes when you love something so much, you just have to treat them as shabbily as possible. It’s the only way.

Stéphane Courbis, the player’s agent, is expected to meet Arsène Wenger, the Arsenal manager, this week, after the pair held talks in Vienna last Friday. “Since the beginning, there has been a love story between Adebayor and Arsenal and his relationship with Wenger is based on trust and respect,” Courbis said.

“Emmanuel is a man of heart, not of money. He is not greedy. He is a kid from the street, has sensibilities and is humble. If this was a money problem, then he would have asked to leave. I know that Arsenal’s political position is that they don’t pay high salaries.”

A love story with a tragic ending perhaps? It seems as though the striker has been told to shut up, not a bad idea after claiming a massive pay increase would help him out in old age! Can Arsenal fans take any more of this and will they think less of Adebayor for this ongoing summer saga?

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