It’s taken a while, but the very first stories concerning a serious move for Emmanuel Adebayor are starting to hit the newspapers this morning, with the majority of reports seeming to stem from The Sun.
The Togolese international joined the club on loan in August and proved an instant hit at the Lane, scoring three times in his first two games. He has yet to find the net since however, amidst suggestions that he was struggling with a hamstring problem, but he was starting to look sharp again on Sunday in our 3-1 win over QPR.
The story claims that Manchester City are prepared to let Ade go for just £10m, which represents a discount of £4m on the figure cited in his buy out clause. That does however leave the issue of the player’s wages at £170,000 per week.
That sum is out of the stratosphere as far as Spurs’ wage structure is concerned and while it seems that City are indeed prepared to let Adebayor go, perhaps the other destinations in this story – Juventus and PSG – are more likely.