Report: Adebayor could land pay rise by leaving Spurs; two clubs interested

Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor is reportedly of interest to two sides based in Qatar.

Qatari duo El Jaish Sports Club and Lekhwiya Sports Club are both interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor in the January transfer window, according to a report in the Standard

The two clubs are said to believe Adebayor could be the sort of high-profile star Qatari football needs and plan to offer him a pay rise to leave White Hart Lane.

So far any move for the 30-year-old has been blocked because of his unwillingness to settle for less than the £100,000-a-week deal that he is on in Tottenham, but it appears that the cash-rich Qatari outfits are unfazed by his demands.

The only issue with the deal could be the standard of football in the Asian nation, but the lucrative move could be tempting for the Togolese front man.

Adebayor has struggled to find any sort of form at Spurs in recent times and his comments about the lack of support at White Hart Lane have meant that his relationship with the fans has gone downhill. 

It leaves Mauricio Pochettino probably looking to offload the veteran forward in January to free some funds for his planned additions. 

The Argentine boss is understood to be seeking a number of players to improve the squad and losing an unwanted high-earner is sure to be a boost for his budget in the new year. 

Tottenham are heavily linked with the likes of Jackson Martinez, Seydou Doumbia and Jay Rodriguez, who they believe would be an upgrade on Adebayor. 

The former Real Madrid man has only scored two goals for the Lilywhites so far this season and has not played a part in a competitive match since the start of November. 

Monaco are also said to be interested in signing Adebayor in the January transfer window. 

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