Adebayor lashes out at City

Emmanuel Adebayor has accused Manchester City officials of lacking the courage to tell him he is no longer wanted at Eastlands.The Togolese striker was a 25-million-pound signing from Arsenal in 2009, but has endured a frustrating spell at City – scoring just 15 goals from 34 appearances with the club – and he was loaned to Real Madrid in January.

Adebayor, 27, had expected to rejoin his team-mates for pre-season training this month, but with the first team embarking on a tour of the US, the attacker said the club’s coaches failed to inform he would not be part of the trip.

Instead, Adebayor claims it was left to club football administration officer Brian Marwood’s secretary to email him about his omission from the trip.

“I just received an email from Brian Marwood’s secretary, a lady at the club called Claire, telling me to report for training on July 9,” Adebayor told The Sun.

“But when I spoke to the other players, I found out the first team was leaving for the pre-season tour of the USA on July 8.”

“So it’s clear they don’t want me here but no-one even called. Brian Marwood just got his secretary to send me an email. And I heard this was the same with at least six other players.”

“This is very hurtful and insulting and says a lot about Manchester City.”

“On the one hand they want to become the biggest, most successful club in the world, yet the people who run the club are not acting in that way at all. No-one at City is man enough to speak to me face-to-face to explain.”