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Money a key factor in Adebayor’s future

Emmanuel Adebayor has stated that he is as happy as he has ever been in England currently with Tottenham, but admits that he will not be willing to take a pay cut at the end of the season.

The Togolese forward is currently on loan at White Hart Lane from Manchester City, with his £170,000 a week salary being split between the two clubs.

Spurs currently pay £70,000 of the weekly total, whilst City cough up the remaining £100,000, and Adebayor has said he does not want to compromise on his financial status when he has to decide his future in the summer.

“We all play football to get money. I’m from Africa and I have to give something back to my community. I will keep doing this until the end of my career,” he told The Telegraph.

“I’ll leave it to Harry Redknapp, [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy and [City chairman] Khaldoon Al Mubarak to find a solution among themselves. For me, what is important is to enjoy myself on the pitch.”

Adebayor has been a key part in firing Spurs up to third place in the Premier League, and scored both goals in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday night.

The African frontman has spoken of his admiration for boss Harry Redknapp, and has revealed his ambition of helping the team to a top four finish.

“He tells me to go out and enjoy my football, score goals. If I can’t score goals, make assists. I’ve got my life back.

“I had a chance to go to Manchester City where everything was going well for a couple of months until the change of manager. At Arsenal it was not easy at all. But I am having big fun here with this team. We are all laughing.

“The way Chelsea are playing and the way we are playing for sure we are better than them. But I have big respect for Chelsea, they can start now and win all their games until the end of the season. I don’t think our battle is to catch Manchester City. Our battle is to finish in the top four.

“I came here with a target to help the team finish in the top four. If I can’t help the team to get in the top four, I will have failed,” he finished.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Money a key factor in Adebayor’s future

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