Under-fire striker Emmanuel Adebayor is not shying away from his potential year off, sending a message on his Instagram page over the weekend of himself in training at Tottenham with a simple message.
Adebayor was subsequently omitted from the club's Europa League and Premier League squads.
As for what Spurs should do with him now, fans have differing opinions, and in some cases point the finger of blame in varying directions.
Here is a selection of comments from our article earlier this week...
Enorme Nuez wrote: "He signed a contract. Why would he not stay? If they rip up the contract, then they should offer a buyout. I'm a Spurs fan and as much as I would like to see him leave, a contract is a contract. Pay him so he can leave."
Stoke Spur asked for an even tougher stance: "What we should do is banish him from all club facilities, but leave him on contract unless he decides he will go with little or no payoff. I for one shall be pleased when he leaves, the sooner the better. Ultimately our fault for signing him without basic clauses for indiscipline in his contract. Please learn Mr. Levy."
There were a couple of comments laying blame with head coach Mauricio Pochettino in failing to engage the striker, unlike Tim Sherwood who got him firing in the previous season.
Munoz wrote: "Ade's not the one that's got the problem it's Poch and Levy that have the problem with him,I think he should still be allowed to train with first team just cause Poch can't get the best out of him doesn't mean he's going to be a bad player."
Mr Greaves added: "A company Chairman / Owner should not allow a company manager to excuse an employee from work, but still pay him. As such Mr. Levy should be reprimanding Mr. Pochettino."
Others believe the situation is weighted unfairly towards the player, and Spurs should be allowed to fire Adebayor outright.
Diagolos68 wrote: "Lazy cheat! He just wants to get his 100k a week paycheck, kick back and hang out in London... If he had ANY other job, he would have been fired long ago... Why do clubs not have the capability to get rid of a player who stopped trying two years ago?"
The answer to that lies of course with player power and the breach of contract sacking him would constitute, especially in light of the family problems Adebayor has faced. doing so could backfire in terms of PR for the club, and only risk tying the club up in a legal situation for a long time, when at least now they know that come next June, Adebayor will be gone for good.
It is the second time in successive seasons the club have found themselves in a similar situation, eventually paying off Benoit Assou-Ekotto in February, so it is possible if that stage is reached and Adebayor sticks around for another transfer window they decide to cut their losses.