Gary Neville on why Tottenham Hotspur are trying to ‘dump’ Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville does not seem to be a fan of Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has explained to Sky Sports why Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to let go of Emmanuel Adebayor.

The 30-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City striker has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane on transfer deadline day.

According to The Mirror, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City both want to sign Adebayor, who has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham.

The Togo international has been able to make just 11 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, scoring just two goals and creating 12 chances in the process.

Neville, a former United defender and now a Sky Sports pundit, believes that Pochettino wants to let Adebayor go as the striker is not the kind of player he wants in his team.

“Pochettino has now had six months at Tottenham to weigh up his options,” the 39-year-old told Sky Sports this afternoon. “Adebayor is not Pochettino’s type of player. He likes to press from the front.

“Adebayor can sort of turn it on for two or there games and then he will go missing for five or six matches, and I think that is what Pochettino will hate.

“He wants players who are consistent in form and who will work hard for him. And it’s no surprise that he is trying to sort of dump out to a panicking club on deadline day.”

Neville’s comments are harsh, but perhaps many Tottenham fans agree with the former England international.

During his loan spell at White Hart Lane in the 2011-12 season, Adebayor played really well. But since then, the striker has been hit and miss.

It will be interesting to see if Tottenham do allow Adebayor to leave without signing a replacement. At the moment, he is one of only three recognised centre-forwards in the squad along with Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado.

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