Spurs have been searching for a main striker for what seems like an eternity now, really since Berba left. Those who hoped Adebayor would be the long-term solution (there must be some of you out there), look set to be disappointed, as The Mail reports that Spurs are close to giving up on the deal.
Adebayor and Spurs have both been saying all the right things about staying together, but like an internet bride, it seems Adebayor won’t commit until we show him the money, and meet his current wages.
Adebayor is currently earns £170,000 a week on his ridiculous City contract. Daniel Levy was set to make Adebayor one of Spurs best players on £100,000 a week and plenty of nice little bonuses on top of this.
But It appears big Ade won’t budge. This has especially annoyed the Spurs board as just last year the Togolese striker told ESPN he would be happy to take a wage cut to stay at Madrid. Apparently Spurs are not good enough for him to make the same offer.
Daniel Levy believes he can not just keep throwing money at Adebayor. And good for him. Ade has been a good player this season, but definitely not on of our best. Also, his goal rate of 11 goals in 25 games is good, but not £170,000 a week good. It would also set a dangerous precedent, as Levy could find Modric, Bale, VDV, and a host of others cueing at his door demanding bonuses like Adebayor.
Levy is right, there is better value for money out there, and the £100,000 offered to Adebayor woould surely entice some of Europe’s best.
One of these options The Mail article mentions is less common around the Spurs rumour mill than Remy, Damiao, or Ba, but one I’m more excited by. Giuseppe Rossi.
Rossi is currently at Villareal, and has been a success (when fit) in the upper echelons of La Liga. And Serie A. He has done enough to, despite being American, force his way into the Italy squad and has won 27 caps. Rossi has had to fight hard for recognition in competitive leagues and teams. If he can convince Spurs he can stay healthy, then I’d be very happy to see Rossi leading the line next season.
Spurs fans, as always we want to hear from you. Stump up the money for Adebayor to keep continuity?
Or use that same money to get Rossi, Remy, or buy our own small island in the Pacific and rename it Spursland?
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