Emmanuel Adebayor was left on the substitutes’ bench for the Newcastle game as Tottenham’s head coach Andre Villas-Boas revealed that the striker arrived back in England at 6pm on Friday.
The club had hired a private jet to bring the Togolese back into the country but with Tottenham taking the early Saturday kick off, it was felt that Ade wasn’t quite ready.
“He arrived on Friday around 6 o’clock, landed in Luton. So he joined the team in the hotel. He was authorised to come back on Friday,” AVB.
“Some issues have arose that have put that comeback in jeopardy but he still was in time to come back and make an impact from the bench.”
Asked if Adebayor would be dealt with, Andre replied.
“We shall, it is done, we won’t talk about it publicly.”
That action is rumoured to be a fine in the region of £160,000 but whatever the facts are behind the story, the events of the last few days could have an effect on Ade’s future when the transfer window comes around once again.