The issue of Emmanuel Adebayor’s participation in the African Cup of Nations drags on with claims today that the striker will now join up with Togo for the duration of the tournament. The event runs from the 19th of January to the 10th of February and Ade could miss up to twelve matches during that period.
Any absence would leave the club with just one recognised striker – Jermain Defoe – as they head into an important run of matches. With Champions League qualification at stake will Spurs go back into the market for a striker during this January transfer window?
There has been plenty of rumour and also some early action from the club’s point of view but to date there’s been little talk regarding a striker. Leandro Damiao’s name has been mentioned again but to date, that seems to have been the only centre forward linked this month.
So will Ade be missed and more to the point, will AVB miss him enough to enter the transfer market once again?