Togo international striker Adebayor, who played for the Gunners from 2006 to 2009, has been training with Tottenham’s Under-21 side for a while and does not appear to be in Pochettino’s plans for the 2015-16 campaign.
Despite his clear intention not to play Adebayor this season, Pochettino did offer the 31-year-old the chance to continue training with the first team.
However, the former AS Monaco star has chosen to train with Tottenham’s Under-21 side, according to the Argentine.
“We gave him the opportunity to train with the first team at different times,” Pochettino told The Sun.
“But he decided to train with the Under-21s. Always we give them the opportunity to train and treat them the same as any other player.”
It seems that Adebayor intends to see out the rest of his contract with Tottenham which runs until the end of the season.
According to The Sun, the striker earns £100,000 a week, and it makes sense for him to do what he is doing from a financial point of view.
The Sun claims that Premier League duo Aston Villa and West Ham United wanted to sign Adebayor during the summer transfer window, but he turned them down because Spurs refused to pay up in full the final year of his £100,000-week contract.