Tottenham supporters have been ruing the permanent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor all season after an abject campaign from the Togo international in front of goal and now Mirror Football report that club are struggling to offload Adebayor which is making a successful pursuit for Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke difficult.
Spurs were hopeful of selling the former Arsenal man to Turkish giants Besiktas for £6 million but the transfer appears to have collapsed after the striker failed to agree personal terms with the Istanbul-based side.
This reluctance to leave means that Spurs are still paying his £100,000-a-week wages which they need to fund the deal for the Aston Villa frontman. Andre Villas-Boas is desperate to recruit at least two strikers this summer and has targeted moves for Leandro Damiao, Roberto Soldado and Benteke.
However Villa don’t want to lose the Belgian international who netted 19 times in his debut season in the Premier League and they are demanding a fee around £25 million for his service while the player wants £80,000-a-week wages.
The 22-year-old has handed a transfer request in at the West Midlands club as he tries to leave for another top Premier League side but unless Spurs can generate the money required by selling Adebayor they could see the powerful striker scoring for another side next season.