The Togo international is now a free agent.
Today was the day, Emmanuel Adebayor has finally been released by Tottenham Hotspur. The Togo striker had been told by Mauricio Pochettino that his services were no longer required at White Hart Lane – but failed to negotiate a move away from the club during the transfer window.
His release allows him to find a new club to begin his recovery from his Tottenham spell, but not a Premier League club. As Adebayor was still registered as a Tottenham player when the Transfer Window shut he cannot join another Premier League team until January.
So what to do in the meanwhile?
Of course he could do nothing, but he will surely want to play football. One potential option is India.
The Indian Super League gets underway next month and runs until Christmas, at which point he would be able to start fielding offers from Premier League clubs.
Currently all eight ISL sides have allocated their marquee player positions, but one team could still bring him in. Delhi Dynamos could easily reassign player-coach Roberto Carlos, freeing up the marquee slot for Adebayor. He would join the likes of John Arne Riise and Florent Malouda at the club, so would be in good company, and would likely bag a hatful in the competition.
Food for thought no doubt.