This story did the rounds to a great extent over the weekend but it’s worth considering. The reports claimed that Emmanuel Adebayor was ready to quit Tottenham, despite only joining the club on a permanent basis in August after a long and protracted transfer.
When he returned to White Hart Lane, the consensus of the coaching staff was that Ade wasn’t fit and with Jermain Defoe finding some form and AVB sticking to a lone striker, there’s been no starting place for the Togolese striker so far.
“Manu wants to play and he really hoped to be in with a chance of starting against Chelsea,” a ‘source’ is alleged to have said.
“Mentally he saw that game as a make or break for him at Spurs. It’s obvious now that AVB doesn’t fancy him and Manu thinks it’s better he left.”
We’re all aware that Adebayor isn’t the easiest player to handle when he’s not playing but it’s frustrating to have spent so long negotiating such a difficult transfer only to see the player on the bench. The second issue relates to selling Ade on – there weren’t too many clubs battling us for his signature over the summer.