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Monday, November 25
Transfer Rumour: According to Danny Griffiths at Metro, Emmanuel Adebayor will pocket £1.4 million if he stays at Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window due to a contractual agreement between Spurs and Manchester City, Adebayor's former club.
"Emmanuel Adebayor will bank £1.4 million if he is still at White Hart Lane in February," Griffiths wrote.
"Turkish club Besiktas have been linked with a move for Adebayor in the new year but, not surprisingly, he insists he wants to fight for his Tottenham future."
If Griffiths' report is true, then it reduces the chances of Adebayor moving in the January window as he is money-centric (this isn't a criticism of Adebayor because many measure success by your bank account).
Just read ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp's story (as with any story from 'Arry, it may involve slight exaggeration) via ESPN FC:
The other week, one of the lads told him [Adebayor] that he had not paid his £50 fine for being the worst player in training on a Friday morning.
One of the lads said to him: "Bloody hell, Ade, you are on 200 grand a week and you can't afford to pay a £50 fine."
He [Adebayor] replied: "Don't insult me, it's 225 [thousand pounds]."
Luxury or Necessity?: Luxury.
What does Adebayor do for Spurs aside from being flagged offside and picking up pay cheques for contributing little? Nothing.
His next destination should be the UAE Pro League or the Qatar Stars League.
Player Season Summary: Adebayor has only made one Premier League appearance.
His "Hey, I'm still here" 45-minute display against Manchester City in a 6-0 defeat for Tottenham won't give Andre Villas-Boas any confidence in replacing Roberto Soldado, who has scored four league goals from 27 shots, with Adebayor.
Adebayor lost possession five times against City (tied with Jan Vertonghen) as most in the game for a Spurs player.
Jermain Defoe, Spurs' leading goalscorer in the UEFA Europa League (five in four games), is the ideal candidate to usurp Soldado, but you never know with Villas-Boas who could close his eyes and give Adebayor his first league start of the season against Manchester United.
Statistics via WhoScored, FFT Stats Zone, Squawka and Transfermarkt.