A key player commits future to Tottenham

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has stated that he is not looking for a move and is dedicated to the Spurs cause.

Tottenham have missed out on Champions League football once more, with changes in the player personnel expected this summer.

Although a vast majority of the current contingent will be deemed expendable, one player that has proven his worth is Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Togolese marksman was not part of Andre Villas-Boas’ plans but has had a great run of form since being reinstated by Tim Sherwood.

With the futures of key players such as Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris under question, Adebayor has stated that he is dedicated to the Tottenham cause.

"I will be a Tottenham player,” the African striker told The Express.

"At the moment I have got two years left on my contract. But what happens if I wake up and what has happened to me in the past has happened again?

"What if the chairman called me and if the new manager says about moving me on, what do you want me to do?

"But it is like I said. At the moment I can't consider going anywhere."

Adebayor has had to live with accusations of moving for money in the past, with the African attacker leaving Arsenal for a superior wages at Manchester City.

His transfer to Tottenham was held up by financial negotiations, but Adebayor has stated that money is not a major motivator for him.

"I don't know why people keep saying, 'Ade's always playing for a contract'. I never played for a contract. I always have a four or five-year contract wherever I go to," he said.

"I had just signed a big contract when I left Arsenal. I left Monaco after I had just signed a big contract.

"So I played for Arsenal for three years. So are you going to tell me that for three years I was looking for a contract all those three years? No. I had just signed a contract and the manager said to me, 'Adebayor, I don't need you anymore. You have to move on'.

"When I left Manchester City, I still had four years' contract left. So what am I looking for? Am I looking for even more contract?

"So when I came to Tottenham, the first year was on loan when everything went very well with Harry Redknapp. I came back, I signed, we got this new manager AVB, things are not going so well. Everybody said, 'He's signed his contract, he became lazy'.

"If I sign a contract today that says I am worth £1m, tomorrow I want to be worth £2m. If they give me £2m, I want £10m. That is what football is about.

"Because we are stopping the season, now people are saying in the last games I am going to play for a contract. I don't play for a contract. I play because I love the game. I am passionate about the game."

The 30-year-old scored 11 Premier League goals in 20 starts for Spurs this season, finishing as the side’s top goalscorer.

The White Hart Lane side are widely expected to sign a new centre forward this summer.

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