Harry Redknapp explains why things went wrong for Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham Hotspur

Emmanuel Adebayor spent four years at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Redknapp has told the London Evening Standard that Emmanuel Adebayor’s time at Tottenham Hotspur was brought to an end because of the emergence of Harry Kane.

Adebayor spent four years at Spurs, before being released by the North London club last summer.

The 31-year-old fell completely out of favour when Mauricio Pochettino took charge, but Redknapp doesn’t believe that his attitude is as bad as portrayed.

“Things went wrong for him at Tottenham as Harry Kane came through,” Redknapp said.

“Ade probably didn’t anticipate that — not many people did — and with Mauricio Pochettino preferring to play one striker as a general rule, he found opportunities very difficult to come by.

“He probably dropped his head a bit but I’m sure he’ll be desperate to play again now.

“People get ideas about him but he is a good trainer. You can’t get him off the training pitch a lot of the time.

"He did well for me at Tottenham and for Tim Sherwood there later on.”

Adebayor’s application has come into question on numerous occasions, but his quality remains undoubted.

The Togolese international has been a proven Premier League scorer at whatever club he has played for.

Adebayor is currently training on his own, to ensure that he stays fit while without a club.

It is thought that the powerful forward’s time on the sidelines could be over soon, as Crystal Palace are closing in on signing him.

The Daily Mirror suggest that Adebayor could be a Palace player by the weekend, in time for Alan Pardew’s side’s match against Manchester City.

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