Report: Spurs striker turned down January move worth £12m a year

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor was reportedly not interested in moving to Qatar last month.

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor turned down a move which could have earned him £12 million a year in the January transfer window, according to the London Evening Standard

The paper reports that Spurs had looked to shift Adebayor out last month and it led to an unnamed Qatari club trying to sign him.

Such was their desperation to bring in the Togolese forward, they were allegedly prepared to offer Adebayor a staggering £245,000-a-week contract, but the front man still wasn't interested in leaving White Hart Lane. 

Adebayor is currently on a deal worth £100,000-a-week at Spurs and his wage demands seem to have prevented moves to a number of English teams.

Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and West Ham United all tried to sign the striker according to a report in the Telegraph, but no move materialised meaning that he is set to remain in North London until the end of the season, at least. 

Adebayor's chances of breaking through under Mauricio Pochettino's stewardship look limited, but it would seem that a move to Qatar was not appealing to him at this stage of his career, whatever money was on offer. 

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