Tottenham Hotspur seeking striker exit in January – report

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor’s time at Tottenham Hotspur could be drawing to a close.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to sell striker Emmanuel Adebayor in the January transfer window, reports claim.

The former Arsenal striker has long been a controversial character in North London and he appears to have stepped over the line in recent weeks.

Following the 2-1 loss at home to Stoke City, the 30-year-old seemingly enraged the Spurs faithful after criticising them for creating an unwelcome atmosphere at White Hart Lane.

In addition to his outburst, the Togo international has been in poor form this season, scoring just two Premier League goals and being outshone in recent fixtures by youngster Harry Kane.

As a result, reports in The Mirror claim that boss Pochettino is actively looking to move him on in the upcoming transfer window.

“Mauricio Pochettino is ready to dump Emmanuel Adebayor in January," states the report. "The Tottenham boss is desperate to shake up his strike force and misfiring Adebayor is set to be offloaded. Spurs are open to offers for the striker."

Pushing Adebayor out of the exit door, however, could prove to be a challenge for the Lilywhites as he still has 18 months remaining on his reported £170,000-a-week contract.

The troubled striker joined Spurs for a reported £5 million following a successful season-long loan spell in the summer of 2012. He has scored 41 goals in 106 appearances in all competitions.

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