Tottenham media round-up: Adebayor departure could cost £2.5m, Vertonghen previews Southampton trip

Emmanuel Adebayor

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.

Tottenham Hotspur may have to pay in excess of £2.5 million to get rid of Emmanuel Adebayor at the end of the season, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It is said that chairman Daniel Levy is eager to part with one of the highest earners, who has not had much game time this season. The forward is 'free to leave' on a free transfer but still has a year left on his contract according to the report, and Spurs have privately accepted that no other club will match his £100,000 per week salary.

If he were to find a club for half that wage on a free transfer, Levy would have to find the other £50,000 per week for the final year of Adebayor's contract.

Jan Vertonghen is anticipating a 'very equal' game when Spurs travel to St Mary's tomorrow lunchtime to take on Southampton in the Premier League.

The game represents a return to Mauricio Pochettino's former club, with Spurs just one point and one place ahead of the Saints who have surprised many by putting together a serious challenge for the European places.

Vertonghen expects the side to find it difficult to find the net against Ronald Koeman's side, even if Spurs have been pretty good in front of goal this season.

He told the club's official website: “We’ve been very good at scoring goals in away matches and I think we’ve been strong overall. We’ve got a lot of players that can score goals so hopefully we can punish them.

“Of course, they are very strong at the back. They’re very organised, they’ve got two defensive midfielders who have done a lot of defensive work and going forward they have a lot of pace but we just have to stop them.

“We’ve got pace as well as strength so it’s going to be very equal and I hope we can take the win back to North London.”

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