Could 15% tax rate lure Tottenham's Adebayor to Turkey this summer?

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Emmanuel Adebayor has been linked with a lucrative move to Besiktas this weekend.

Last season was a topsy-turvy affair for Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor. After making Spurs wait as he decided to play hard-ball on his wage demands throughout last summer he found himself out of the starting XI at the beginning of the campaign.

After that he struggled to play and when he did he was far from impressive with some typically languid and jaded displays infuriating Tottenham fans.

Then at the end of the season, when he suddenly realised that there was a real chance of the club actually just flogging him in the summer, he seemed to pick up his performance level.

Like turning a tap he suddenly remembered he is a pretty decent footballer and turned out some impressive displays toward the end of the campaign.

But that may not have been enough to save him as he continues to be linked with an exit from the club this summer; but the only problem is finding a team willing to pay his transfer fee and wages.

Well it seems Spurs might have just found one.

Turkish outfit Besiktas may have recently been banned from European competition but that has not stopped them flexing their muscles this summer as they prepare to take the fight to the recently dominant pair of Galatasaray and Fenerbahce.

They recently employed Slaven Bilic as their new manager and there are high hopes of silverware at the club next season.

In recent years Turkish football has been on the climb; with the likes of Didier Drogba, Wesley Sneijder and Dirk Kuyt all deciding to continue their playing careers in the Super Lig.

Now Adebayor may find himself being lined up to join them. 

Besiktas are reported in Turkish media today as being ready to line up a bid to bring the Togo international striker to Istanbul this summer.

They feel they can raise the funds to make the deal stick through sponsorship deals and by the fact professional footballers are not asked to pay extortionate taxes in the country.

Currently the rate is set at just 15% which is a sizeable amount less than he would expect to pay in England, Italy and in particular Spain.

Which may prove incentive enough for anyone to consider joining the Black Eagles this summer.

Do you think Adebayor could join the Turkish revolution?

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