The Togo outcast is on his way out of Tottenham but the Transfer Window is shut - where can they send him.
Emmanuel Adebayor’s career at Tottenham Hotspur appears to be over. The Togo international, who has also ostracised himself from his national team, saw moves to join West Ham and Aston Villa fall apart this summer.
With that in mind he is now stuck in limbo. Tottenham have not registered him for any of their season squads and his contract expires at the end of the season. He looks set for a season on the fringes.
However, despite most transfer windows being shut, Adebayor does have some opportunities left. Not many in Europe. Only Portugal is a league of note with a still open window.
But further afield, Adebayor has plenty of options.
Here are five potential destinations…
The transfer window in Saudi Arabia doesn’t run out until the 16th September and plenty of teams in that league have money to splash on a marquee signing like Adebayor.
Staying in the region and Qatar is an option. Their window shuts on the 30th September and big names such as Gabriel Batistuta and Pep Guardiola have moved there in the past.
A howitzer of an option. The Indian Super League is a short competition that starts in October and ends in December.
The likes of Nicolas Anelka, Adrian Mutu, Roberto Carlos and Elano are playing in the competition this year and some of the teams are very well funded. He could even leave on loan before a potential exit in January.
United Arab Emirates
The UAE transfer window shuts on the 21st September and these clubs certainly have money to spend.
Adebayor would be a huge catch for any of these teams and it will be no shock if one comes in for the outcast.
Australian football might not be able to accommodate Adebayor. After the lure of the league washed off with the exits of players such as Emile Heskey, Harry Kewell and Alessandro Del Piero the A-League has become much less inclusive of big names like Adebayor.
However, the window down under is open until October, so there is plenty of time to get something together.