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Emmanuel Adebayor set for MLS as Spurs look to offload striker – report

Tottenham Hotspur are trying to offload 30-year-old striker Emmanuel Adebayor this month and are set to offer him to Major League Soccer clubs, according to a report in The Times.

Adebayor hasn’t played a game for Spurs for two months, and his last outing came in the home defeat to Stoke – a game in which afterwards the Togo forward criticised the home support of Spurs fans.

He has never managed to repeat the form he showed in his first season at Spurs, when he was on loan from Manchester City, as he scored 17 goals in the Premier League for the Lilywhites in 2011-12. He has scored 18 total league goals in the past two-and-a-half seasons since, including just two this campaign.

A move to MLS would give Adebayor the chance to have a fresh start as he appears to have exhausted all options in the Premier League.

The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid man is an extremely talented forward but doesn’t always show what he is capable off and that is the case with Spurs now.

His huge wage demands mean MLS clubs would have to make Adebayor a designated player, and one of the highest paid ones at that, as he is on around £100,000 per week at Spurs.

He was linked with a move to New York Red Bulls a few years ago in a deal that would have seen him partner Thierry Henry, but it could now be a case of replacing the French legend.

Other possible destinations could be Toronto, if former Spurs teammate Jermain Defoe leaves the club, or New York City FC as the expansion franchise have money to spend and Adebayor is a former Manchester City player.

The tall and skillful striker turns 31 next month and still has lots of football in front of him so a move to MLS now would be a huge boost for the league.

Would Emmanuel Adebayor be a good signing for Major League Soccer?

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About Louis East (1158 Articles)
Editor of MLSGB.com. Premier League and MLS reporter.

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