At first glance, last night’s stark ‘Adebayor Update’ notice on the club’s official website might have been a worrying one after reporting that the striker had been hit by a bought of malaria. However, it appears that the condition is only a mild one and while the Togolese will miss the first raft of pre-season games, he should return way ahead of the new Premiership campaign.
Part of the statement reads,
“The Togo international was admitted to hospital on Saturday after reporting feeling unwell to our medical staff. A swift diagnosis meant the disease was detected at an early stage and he is responding well to treatment. The striker is expected to be released from hospital tomorrow and will then require a minimum of seven days before returning to training.”
So Ade will return and hopefully, there will be no debilitating effects as he lines up under Mauricio Pochettino for the first time.