Earlier in the week we discussed the future of Emmanuel Adebayor and looked at the possibility of the player staying on at the club. Up until that point, there had only been talk of a permanent deal but manager Harry Redknapp hinted that another season long loan was a possibility.
“It is up to the chairman if we could loan him again. I would like to keep him, obviously. He has done great for us,” Harry said.
“But I don’t know. We don’t pay them wages – the only way we could do a deal was if the chairman did a clever deal like he did this year for him.”
Today has seen first word from the player about his future and Ade himself is positive about Tottenham.
“There were some games where I was unbelievable and fantastic, and there were some games where I was not myself,” he said.
“It’s always up and down in life and I’m very happy to be part of this team. I think we’ve finished fourth quite easily – although we could have done better.
“That was our target, to finish in the top four, so now next season I think we can start hoping to finish third, second or maybe try to win the league – why not?”
Unlike Steven Pienaar’s quotes about Everton, what Ade says here is all in the present tense. Everything seems to suggest that he’s happy at the Lane so should he be our first priority as we build ahead of 2012-13?