We picked up on a number of reports that had emerged over the weekend suggesting that Emmanuel Adebayor had effectively been frozen out of the club. The Togolese striker has been away for family reasons but after a mixed campaign in 2012-13, it was widely reported that his Spurs career was over.
An early solution was mooted that would see QPR take Ade on loan with a view to a permanent transfer but no matter how much truth there was in that story, it’s hard to see a way back into the squad right now.
However, one man who wants Ade back is fellow striker Jermain Defoe who is also having to be patient as Roberto Soldado continues to get the nod up front. Playing a lone forward leaves little option for those on the fringes but JD believes that Adebayor can still have an impact.
“I don’t think it helps the team because someone like Manu is a great player and played for some of the top clubs in the world,” Defoe is quoted as saying in the Evening Standard.
“He is someone that we’re going to need, we’re going to need his goals and what he can bring to the team. He is keeping himself fit. He is a happy guy and loves his football. Hopefully he will be back soon with the team.”
It’s a question we’ve asked before but is Emmanuel Adebayor’s future at White Hart Lane really over or do you agree with Jermain Defoe and believe that he can still make a contribution in this campaign?