Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor fails to show up for international duty with Togo

Emmanuel Adebayor

The 31-year old was close to moves to Aston Villa and West Ham this summer, but will now be frozen out at Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has failed to report for international duty with Togo, according to Sky Sports.

The report claims that a Togo official has confirmed his absence stating: "He has not given us a reason. He was in the squad but he has just not shown up."

It’s the latest in a string of public mishaps for the striker, coming just a day after he was left out of Tottenham’s Europa League and Premier League squads.

The 31-year old has risked his footballing future by deciding to remain at White Hart Lane rather than lower his demands and feature elsewhere.

Incredible reports have emerged - from the likes of the Telegraph - claiming that the former Arsenal man was on the verge of sealing a loan move to Villa - and had even posed with the club's shirt – before backing out at the last minute because no ‘sign from God’ had appeared.

West Ham United was a potential destination on transfer deadline day, but their inability to loan another domestic player meant that Adebayor would have had to terminate his contract, by mutual consent, before moving on a free.

Sky Sports claim he was unwilling to do so and demanded that Spurs pay out the remaining months on his contract, amounting to a cost of around £5 million.

Given antics of this nature, his no-show with Togo should perhaps come as no surprise and suggests a career which started with such promise looks like descending into farce.

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