Under newly appointed manager Andre Villas-Boas Adebayor has been preceded by Jermain Defoe up front. Jermain Defoe has netted 5 goals already this season and is looking to continue his starting role at the club. In recent weeks Adebayor has been linked with a move away with the likes of Atletico Madrid interested in signing the Togolese star.
Adebayor signed a permanent deal in August this year hoping that he could repeat his brilliant form that he had last season. Adebayor signed for half season loan deal with Real Madrid from Manchester City in 2011. Adebayor played 14 matches scoring 5 goals for the club. In the next season he was loaned out to Tottenham. He was prolific, he made an immediate impact. He netted 18 goals in all competitions which was the highest at the club in only a half season deal. The club finished 4th qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
Spurs sacked Harry Redknapp and signed former Porto and Chelsea manager Andre Villas Boas in July this year. AVB at only 35 years old opted to play Jermain Defoe up front rather than Adebayor. Adebayor has yet to start a match under AVB which has frustrated him and the fans. AVB has decided to play Clint Dempsey and Jermain Defoe rather than a Defoe/Adebayor combination this season. Defoe and Adebayor up front would seem a perfect combination but it has not sparked an interest in AVB’s tactics.
In recent days Adebayor has signalled he wanted to leave Spurs for Atletico Madrid as a replacement to Radamel Falcao who looks to be signing for Chelsea this January. Spurs mentioned they would not let Adebayor go until they find a replacement. Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo is the likely candidate.
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