Depending on which paper or website you read this morning, Spurs have either rejected a permanent move for Emmanuel Adebayor out of hand or they have told the Togolese forward to accept a pay cut in return for settled, regular football at White Hart Lane.
Ade has been an instant hit at the Lane, scoring three times in his first two games, and while we all know that he is just here for a season long loan, some thoughts have turned to the possibility of a permanent deal.
Speaking in the Sun, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said: “The only way we can realistically get a deal done is if Emmanuel is prepared to take a substantial pay-cut and put his football before money.
“If Emmanuel maintains his current form I would love to keep him but his wages are going to be a major stumbling block, that’s for sure,” he added.
Putting this individual case to one side, Adebayor has proved what a difference a world class striker can make and if he isn’t here next season, the club will have to seek out someone of equal calibre to take Spurs forward and have them competing for top four places on a regular basis.