Emmanuel Adebayor has been on the books of Tottenham Hotspur since 2012, but it has been widely reported in the British media that he could be sold this month.
The Togo international striker has struggled for form and for goals this season, with The Mirror recently claiming that he will be one of six first-team players to be shipped out in the January transfer window.
According to Datasport.it, Italian club Parma are interested in the former Arsenal and Manchester City star, and have made contact with his agent.
All these are mere ‘reports’, of course, with Spurs themselves not issuing any official message that Adebayor is up for sale.
And even if he were on the transfer list, would it be that easy to sell him?
The biggest problem that Tottenham could face in selling Adebayor is his fitness and lack of playing time. The 30-year-old has not played a single competitive game since November 9.
Last month Adebayor had to go back to Africa due to family reasons and is now currently trying to reach match-fitness, but even if he becomes available soon, will clubs be willing to splash the cash to sign him?
Perhaps some clubs will, but it would be a big surprise if they actually pay loads of money for a striker who has not played for over two months and is not match-fit.
Then, of course, there is the small matter of Adebayor’s wages. The striker reportedly earns £100,000 a week and is Tottenham’s highest paid player.
How many clubs would be willing to meet those demands?