Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has moved to clarify speculation regarding his future, by insisting he wants to stay at the club.
The Togolese striker has been out of favour at Spurs since the turn of the year, and is competing for the second choice forward spot with Roberto Soldado behind Harry Kane.
Adebayor gave an update via his Twitter page on Monday evening:
Contrary to reports, I am very happy at Tottenham and will do everything to fight for my place. I have a year to go on my .../ctd— Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) April 7, 2015
...contract and love playing in the EPL, best league in world! #COYS— Emmanuel Adebayor (@E_Adebayor) April 7, 2015
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy had blocked Adebayor's move to West Ham on deadline day as he did not want the striker joining a rival, as reported The Telegraph.
But The Mail had reported earlier this month that Levy was prepared to pay a percentage of Adebayor's wages next season to get him off the club's books.
Realistically Adebayor's Spurs career does not have much going for it, if he is unwanted by his head coach or his chairman, but he holds the cards when it comes to his contract.
He is attempting to show he will not be a disruptive influence, and is after all the club's vice-captain, and if staying at Spurs is truly what he does want, he cannot be blamed for trying to do what he can to salvage his situation.