Paris Saint Germain are targeting Emmanuel Adebayor for transfer in the summer according to The Mail. The Manchester City striker is on loan at Tottenham Hospur and the article states Harry Redknapp would like to make his move permanent.
However it is not thought that Spurs would be able to afford the combination of transfer fee and the Tongolese’s massive wages.
The wealthy French club are thought to be happy to pay Adebayor’s wages, which the Mail article states are in the region of £170,000 a week, if Manchester City are willing to accept an offer of £12m. However this is less than half amount City paid for him.
PSG is not the only club interested in the striker, with Italian clubs Juventus and AC Milan also thought to be tracking the forward. Carlo Ancelotti’s PSG seems the most likely destination now as they have strengthened there revolve since they seem to have missed out on Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, who they were previously scouting.
Whatever Adebayor’s destination this summer Manchester City are well rid. Adebayor is a prime example of the modern ‘gun for hire’. He will go to whoever offers most money as his only concern is financial gain. It seems to be a sad state of affairs but it seems that loyalty in the modern game is a thing of the past, whether it be players or managers.
The business of football has taken over from the game. Money is the only factor that anyone in the game seems to care about. The only passion left in the ‘beautiful game’ comes from the supports who spend their hard earned cash to support the team week in, week out. The players generally don’t care at all. Adebayor is just one individual that makes this fact blatantly obvious.
Let us not forget also that Eastlands already has the position of mercenary forward who’s only interest is money taken by Carlos Tevez. It seems a bitter pill to swallow that he’ll be there soaking up the praise and applause if City win the league, despite his self imposed hiatus for half of the season. Football fans are a forgiving bunch, maybe too forgiving.
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