The former Spurs boss has also claimed he had no problems with the player, saying he was always keen play football.
The striker has found himself surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and was reportedly close to a move to Aston Villa for a reunion with former boss Tim Sherwood.
However, he pulled out of a deal in extraordinary circumstances when he claimed that he had failed to receive a sign from God that the move to Villa Park was the right one to make.
He is now in limbo, with him unlikely to see first team football this season, and Redknapp says he is wasting away his career, but insists he had no problem with his religious beliefs when he was in charge at the club.
“He needs to play now, that’s the thing,” he told the Telegraph.
“He needs to play somewhere. He is getting older and his career is wasting away. I never had a problem with him. He liked training, was always out there wanting to train and after training – playing football, basically.”
Should Adebayor be given a chance at Tottenham?
Given Tottenham’s current lack of strikers in their squad it is surprising that Adebayor has not been given a chance by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The side are currently relying on Harry Kane to score the goals after his impressive season last year, and although they have signed both Clinton N’Jie and Son Heung-min, they are sill short up front if those players do not hit the ground running.
Adebayor has already proven he can cut it when given the chance after flourishing under Sherwood, and perhaps Pochettino should give him an equal opportunity to prove he has a place in the squad.
For now though, it seems he will be forced to sit and hope there is a move for him in January. Given his high wages though, that looks even more unlikely at present.