As deadline day approached there were several rumours linking Emmanuel Adebayor with a move away from White Hart Lane and while some were more plausible than others, it did seem more likely that the Togolese would be heading through the exit door than staying at the club.
First there were the links to Turkey followed by deadline day claims that a deal to Schalke 04 had fallen through as the two parties couldn’t agree personal terms. Finally, came the most unlikely rumours of an Adebayor / Torres swap deal but predictably that came to nothing.
Now, Ade remains very much on the sidelines although with Spurs having Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe as the only out and out senior strikers in the squad, he may yet be called upon in an emergency. That may be the only scenario that sees the player back in a Spurs shirt as claims are made that he is desperate for a move when the window opens again in January.
Those claims also suggest that the 29 year old may have even fallen behind Harry Kane in the pecking order so will we ever see Emmanuel Adebayor in our squad again?