Harry Redknapp discusses Emmanuel Adebayor’s future, claims he is not a trouble-maker

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham forward Adebayor is wanted by West Ham and Aston Villa.

Speaking to the Standard, Harry Redknapp has claimed that Adebayor has got to forget money if he is to secure a move away from Spurs, as he needs to ensure his career does not collapse.

He said: “Emmanuel Adebayor has to forget the money and start playing football again. He’s not wanted at Tottenham and he has to move on. Deals to leave keep falling down because clubs will not pay him what he’s on at Spurs — £100,000 a week so I’m told — and that’s not right.

“Ade is not the trouble-maker people think he is. He trains hard and enjoys the game but having fallen out of favour, he needs to kickstart his career now. There’s no doubt he can still score goals for a good side.”

It was Redknapp who was the manager who brought Adebayor to Spurs, and it is hard to deny his influence in his early time at the club.

He netted 17 goals in 33 games in his first campaign at White Hart Lane, before slowly becoming worse and worse, with claims about his attitude doing little to earn him backing from the Spurs fans.

However, Redknapp has claimed he is not the trouble maker that many suggest he is, although he does believe that Adebayor needs to forget money rather than reject moves simply because his wages will not be matched.

Spurs are unwilling to keep him, and the striker has been linked with moves to Aston Villa and West Ham - as per the Birmingham Mail. However, a move has yet to come about due to his financial demands, and Redknapp wants to see the 31-year-old choose to continue his playing career rather than focus on the money which appears to have driven his recent decisions.

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