Report: Spurs paying Emmanuel Adebayor £100,000-a-week despite release; Watford have strongest interest in striker

Tottenham are still paying off Emmanuel Adebayor, whilst Watford want to sign him.

Emmanuel Adebayor is still being paid by Spurs, according to the Telegraph.

The Togolese forward, 31, left Spurs during September after having his contract cancelled, but according to the terms of his agreement, he is still being paid £100,000-a-week until the end of this campaign, or until he signs for a new team.

It is claimed that, despite not playing for them anymore, Adeabyor remains Tottenham’s highest earner - and makes more than double the amount paid to club hero Harry Kane.

This is set to continue until the end of this season, which was the set date for the ending of his contract, although Spurs will stop having to pay Adebayor if he signs for another team before that date.

The report claims that Watford and Chelsea are the two teams most keenly interested in the forward, with the Hornets showing the strongest interest. They have already invited him to train with them, and now that he has returned to England, it is expected that the invitation will be offered once again.

Adebayor, however, prefers a move to Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho looking for a short-term fix to the Blues’ goalscoring problems.

The issue that comes with any potential deal is how much any buying club would want to spend on Adebayor’s weekly wages. There would be no problem if Watford or Chelsea would willingly pay his current £100,000-a-week, but if they do not want to spend that much, a deal will have to be struck with Daniel Levy for Spurs to pay a portion of the wages.

Adebayor looks as if he still has a role to play in the Premier League, and Spurs could yet play a key part in which club turns out to be his next.

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