Report: Emmanuel Adebayor could be offered Tottenham escape route by Monaco

Monaco are reportedly interested in signing Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

According to the Daily Mail, Monaco will offer a return to striker Emmanuel Adebayor - if Tottenham choose to release him this summer.

Adebayor, 31, joined Monaco from Metz back in 2003, when the Togolese hitman was just 19; and after hitting 26 goals in 115 games, he was snapped up by Arsenal.

Now with Tottenham via Manchester City, Adebayor has been a bit-part player under Mauricio Pochettino, scoring just two Premier League goals this season as Harry Kane steals the limelight in the Spurs attack.

It seems that Adebayor will be leaving Tottenham one way or another this summer, and the Daily Mail believe that he could have his contract paid up in order to get him out of White Hart Lane - and that may lead to a return to Monaco this summer.

The report suggests that Monaco would be interested in signing Adebayor if he is released by Spurs this summer, despite still having a year to run on his contract.

Monaco already have one often-lethargic ex-Tottenham striker in the ranks in Dimitar Berbatov, and adding another in Adebayor may be a stunner for Spurs fans.

It's unclear how much it would cost to get Adebayor's contract torn up this summer, but a return to Monaco may be ideal considering his previous success at Stade Louis II - but one certain thing is that his future does not lie at Tottenham.

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