Spurs on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor said last season that he didn’t plan on taking a pay cut if he signed with the club permanently so it’s not a shock that he’s reportedly holding out for more money. Manchester City agreed to sell him to Spurs for £6 million, but Adebayor and his agents feel the 28-year-old should be making more money than he’s being offered at White Hart Lane.
Spurs offered Adebayor a four-year contract, but he’s still got two years left on his current deal at City which sees him get paid £175,000 a week, which is more than what the top players at Spurs make. Tottenham tried to make up some ground by offering Adebayor bonuses for image rights and a signing-on fee, but he still wants more.
The striker’s advisers said he’ll make about a £1 million less if the agrees to Tottenham’s latest offer. If Adebayor doesn’t like it his option is to stay with City for two more years and collect his ridiculous wages and then leave on a free transfer if he can find anybody to meet his demands. Spurs are still hoping the mess can be sorted out and City would rather sell him than send him out on loan again. If Spurs won’t ante up with the money though, City might not have a choice but to loan him out.
It’s believed City actually paid the majority of Adebayor’s wages last year while he was playing for Spurs. Reports said City were paying £105,000 toward his weekly wages to score goals for their competition. When you take the time to analyze this situation you’ll realize just how ridiculous football has become with the loan system for proven players not making much sense.
Spurs new manager Andre Villas-Boas needs to decide if Adebayor’s worth the money or if Jermain Defoe and/or Giovani Dos Santos should be given more of a chance to show what they can do. Defoe spent too much time on the bench last season, while Dos Santos was virtually non-existent.