Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Emmanuel Adebayor has no future at White Hart Lane with the club still looking to offload him despite the transfer window having closed.
The Togolese striker looked set to leave North London on deadline day, but he claimed that he didn’t receive ‘a sign from God’ which forced him to pull out of a proposed switch to West Ham.
However, the £100,000-per-week 31-year-old could yet leave Tottenham before September 30th, with the transfer window in Qatar still open.
Adebayor has been left out of Spurs’ 25-man Premier League squad and is thought to be looking to get the remaining months of his contract – worth around £5m – paid in full by the London club.
And Pochettino has said that he’s made it clear to the player that he has no future at the club:
“We want only to fix the problem to find the best solution for both sides,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard. “I was very clear with him. We had a conversation before the end of last season. I explained my idea and I don’t need to explain too much more.
“He is clear with the situation and it’s not a problem for him or us. The situation was clear three or four months ago and today it is his decision to stay here.
“It’s clear he’s not in my mind or in the club’s for the future of Tottenham. In football we look at the present and at tomorrow, never yesterday. Everything can change in football every day.”
With the transfer window in Qatar remaining open for the rest of the month, Pochettino went on to reveal that Spurs will do all they can to help Adebayor make a decision:
“We are always willing to help him. It’s not a big problem. We have a good relationship and when we pass each other in the corridor, it’s no problem.”