Turkish giants to save Tottenham flop

Emmanuel AdebayorBesiktas are set to revive their interest in Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor, according to reports from The Express.

The Togo hit-man has endured a woeful spell in North London since turning an impressive loan move from Manchester City into a permanent one last year.

With Roberto Soldado now Andre Villas-Boas’ favoured central-attacking option and Jermain Defoe still valued highly, there appears to be no way back for Adebayor – who was forced to train with the youth team earlier this season.

Besiktas were keen on the ex-Arsenal man over the summer, but an agreement could not be reached.

It was reported that a wage dispute was a major source of contention, with the 29-year-old thought to have been against taking a significant pay-cut.

But, the Turkish giants are ready to reignite their interest in the player in January, according to their vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi.

“We were interested in Adebayor in August,” Cebi said.

“The club will target Adebayor again in January, but it’s difficult to sign such marketable players.”

Adebayor was a key man at Spurs under Harry Redknapp, but has struggled to match the playing style of AVB, who is said to be concerned by his lethargic tendencies.

Could Emmanuel Adebayor still be a Spurs star given the chance? Or is it time for him to leave?

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