Emmanuel Adebayor finished the season as Tottenham’s top scorer and it’s a position that seemed unlikely after he was frozen out at the start of the campaign under Andre Villas-Boas. Ade occasionally showed glimpses of a lack of interest that has punctuated his career but at the end of a difficult 2013-14, the Togolese is adamant that he not be leaving White Hart Lane in the summer.
Ade rejected claims that he is a football mercenary when he told the Daily Express of his plans for next year.
“I will be a Tottenham player,” he said.
“At the moment I have got two years left on my contract. But what happens if I wake up and what has happened to me in the past has happened again?
“What if the chairman called me and if the new manager says about moving me on, what do you want me to do?
“But it is like I said. At the moment I can’t consider going anywhere.”
An incoming coach will obviously have his own ideas about the squad for next season but Adebayor’s comments, together with a respectable record of 14 goals from 25 games suggest he is going nowhere.