Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to offload Adebayor in order to facilitate a move for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez in January.
Emmanuel Adebayor’s time at White Hart Lane is seemingly drawing to an end as the London club prepares to offload the Togolese international in the winter transfer window. Adebayor has struggled to find the back of the net since permanently signing for Spurs in 2012. The 29-year-old managed to score only five goals in 24 matches in the league last season and is perhaps one of the reasons why Tottenham failed to grab a top four place in the points table.
This season Andre Villas Boas has brought Roberto Soldado to solve his problem up front, and Adebayor has dropped down the pecking order. He is currently the third choice striker behind Soldado and Defoe and will find it hard to gain first team action this season. Adebayor’s preseason was cut short due to the death of his brother as he was granted a leave from the club, and upon his return he has trained with the development squad. Currently he is back in training with the first team, but Spurs are looking to offload him in January.
Besiktas are still keen on signing Adebayor, despite failing to sign him in the summer due to his high wage. Adebayor earns £100,000 a week at Spurs and he will have to take pay-cut in order to push through a move elsewhere.
Reports in UK suggest that Tottenham are looking to offload Adebayor in order to finance their move for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez. The 25-year-old, who joined the club back in 2010, has failed to grab a permanent place in the starting line-up at Old Trafford and has mostly been used as a super-sub, despite a healthy goa-lscoring record. This season he has made only one start in the league so far, under new manager David Moyes, and media have already linked him with various clubs.
In a recent interview Hernandez has stated that he is prepared to fight for a place in the starting line-up, but he has also hinted at moving ‘elsewhere’.
“I strive for that, I am working towards that; earning a spot as a starter.
“I am going on four years here at Manchester United and, like I have always said, I am happy to be able to play for one of the best clubs in the world.
“I am happy, doing my best every single day to earn more minutes on the pitch.
“All of us want to be able to contribute our part so this team can win championships.
“I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal some day either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club.
“I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do.” – The Manchester United forward said.
This statement came just a month after his agent has claimed that Valencia are interested him, but Chicharito wants to prolong his stay at Old Trafford.
“The Spanish club was interested. I had also the chance to can talk with the Sport Director of Valencia, but Javier wants only to stay in Manchester United.” – His agent said.
Javier Hernandez might be willing to fight for his place, but it is interesting to see if David Moyes and United are able to provide his first team action with Robin van Persie and Rooney in the squad. Even Welbeck has been preferred to Hernandez at times this season. So if and when Tottenham, or any other club, comes in with a good offer, it might be hard for him or United to resist it.