Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that striker Emmanuel Adebayor is edging closer to full match fitness.
The 30-year-old has not played a competitive game since November 9 and had to go to Africa on personal reasons last month.
Former Arsenal and Manchester City star Adebayor is training well, according to Pochettino, who seems impressed with his commitment in training.
“The last few weeks he has proved his level in training and he is close to being available to have the opportunity to play,” The Express quotes the Spurs boss as saying.
Adebayor is one of a number of Tottenham players who have been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this month.
The Togolese star has scored just two goals and created 12 chances in 10 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 64%.
England Under-21 international Harry Kane has established himself as the first-choice striker in the Tottenham squad, while Roberto Soldado’s ability to link up plays and mobility means that he is next in the pecking order.
Tottenham cannot afford to let go of Adebayor just yet as they will then be short of strikers. However, not many clubs will be keen to splash out too much money on a player who has not played for two months.
Perhaps Adebayor is destined to remain at Tottenham until the end of the season.