Report: Pochettino to leave Adebayor out of Tottenham's squad to face Fiorentina

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Tottenham are reportedly set to omit Emmanuel Adebayor from their squad to face Fiorentina on Thursday.

According to the Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur will leave striker Emmanuel Adebayor out of their squad to face Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday.

Adebayor, 30, has had a torrid season to date, scoring just twice in 15 appearances under Mauricio Pochettino as he assumes the role of third choice striker behind Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado.

The former Arsenal striker has had a hard time winning fans over at White Hart Lane, and he didn't make his cause any easier by criticising his own supporters back in November.

Unsurprisingly, Adebayor was left on the sidelines for some time after those comments, and has played just 104 minutes for Tottenham since.

The Togolese hitman seemed to be on the verge of joining West Ham on deadline day, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug on the deal, giving him another chance to impress under Pochettino.

Even after that, it seems that Spurs and Adebayor are heading ever closer to a divorce this summer, with the latest development another sign that he isn't wanted at White Hart Lane.

The Guardian report that Adebayor will be completely left out of the 21-man Spurs squad to face Fiorentina in their crucial second leg tie in the Europa League knockout stages.

The Capital One Cup final comes just days later, so maybe Adebayor is being rested ahead of their clash with Chelsea at Wembley - but his chances of featuring prominently this season look bleak if he is indeed left out of one of the biggest games of the season.

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