Lanky striker has been made to train with the reserves of late by his Portuguese manager.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas may be forced to reintroduce unsettled front man Emmanuel Adebayor into the north Londoners’ starting lineup so as to better enable the club to offload the Togolese when the transfer window finally reopens for business for the year once again in January, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The misfiring striker has only just returned to the capital after being given three months off on compassionate leave following the death of his younger brother earlier this summer.
However, with Adebayor having already turned down the chance to sign for Championship high-flyers Queens Park Rangers, as well as Bundesliga giants Schalke 04 and Turkish outfit Besiktas during the recent summer transfer window, the club are now said to be concerned that there will be no parties interested in signing the Togo international come the turn of the year.
And that is because one of the main stumbling blocks to Adebayor’s departure from White Hart Lane remains the forward’s massive £170,000-per-week salary in the capital which at present are still being split equally between Tottenham and his former club Manchester City.
Consequently, Villas-Boas may now have to reintegrate Adebayor into his first-team thinking to give the attacker more playing time and so make the player a more attractive proposition to buy in the new year.