Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he was ready to leave Spurs on transfer deadline day, but chairman Daniel Levy stepped in to prevent him making a loan move away from White Hart Lane.
The 30-year-old centre-forward was heavily linked with a long-awaited Tottenham exit in the closing hours of the last window, with both West Ham and QPR having been keen on the marksman.
Adebayor had rejected a massive contract offer from a Qatari club in favour of staying in London, where he nets a staggering £100,000-per-week despite playing a fringe role in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad – he’s made on 11 Premier League appearances this term.
However, he was ready to move away from the Lilywhites at the start of the week, but his desires were blocked by Levy:
“The club decided to send me out on loan, which I was pleased with.” He is quoted by Goal.
“I was lucky enough to have five good clubs in my hand. I decided to go to three, and then when I decided the one I wanted to go, Mr Levy was against it, because they’re a rival.
“He decided I should stay at the club and I’m happy to stay at the club and do my job.”
Adebayor has scored only two goals this season and is currently behind Harry Kane in Pochettino’s pecking order.