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Adebayor looks for permanent deal with Spurs

Togo’s striker Emmanuel Adebayor is keen to sign a permanent deal with Tottenham

Mohamad Mosselhi, Tuesday 22 Nov 2011
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Tottenham’s Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor revealed on Tuesday his desire to make his loan move from Manchester City to Tottenham permanent.

"Everyone had a huge belief in me before coming here so I have to give them that back. At the end of the season, we'll see what happens," Adebayor was quoted as saying by Sky Sports channel.

The former Arsenal striker moved to Tottenham from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal, producing a string of strong performances with Spurs, scoring five goals, including Monday’s double against Aston Villa.

"It's always special to have a manager like this and I've got my confidence back and my life back. I came here to help the team and get into the top four and I think I'm doing it quite well at the moment,’’ Adebayor added.

But the difficult point on the deal could be Adebayor’s £170,000 a week wage, which goes against Tottenham’s wage policy of limiting players to £70,000 per week.

“I'll leave it to Harry Redknapp, [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy, and [City chairman] Khaldoon Al-Mubarak to find a solution among themselves," the Tottenham striker said.

"We all play football to gain money, too, especially as I'm from Africa and I have to give something back to my community. I've been doing a lot of charity work. I'm taking my own wages to do it and I will continue to do that until the end of my career," he added.

"Fans don't like players who are lazy or look like they are only here for the money. They want players who work for the team, which is what I'm showing at the moment, so that's why they love me and I'm very glad.’’ 

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