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Adebayor Going Nowhere If Spurs Pay Cut Refused

Emmanuel Adebayor's stand off with Manchester City over seeking a pay off has been brought to an abrupt end leaving the player alone to negotiate his salary with Spurs...

Having previously declared love at Arsenal, City and Real Madrid, Adebayor has said similar of his time at Tottenham Hotspur. That much we know. Yet the player to date point blank refuses to accept a pay cut in leaving The Blues for Spurs despite The Champions and the London club agreeing a 5m fee. That's certainly a far cry from the 25m that The Citizens paid Arsenal under Mark Hughes three years ago last month. Adebayor is prepared to accept Spurs' 100,000 per week offer but only if City will cover the loss from his current salary. That's variously quoted as being around 150,000 to 175,000.

Roberto Mancini from the moment he double subbed Robinho at Everton proved he can handle the games prima donna's and the Togolese striker, who has benefitted from huge support during his time in Manchester is no exception. If he fails to seal a deal with Tottenham or find another club then into the reserves he will go.

Adebayor's time at City has been a great shame all told as the lad now should be running into the form and peak of his career. If motivated, he can be one of the most formidable strikers on the planet. Here's hoping a move can be resolved quickly. Over to you, AVB.

Emmanuel Adebayor City Fact File
Age 28
Signed July 2009 from Arsenal for 25,000,000
City League and Cup Appearances 45
Goals Scored 19

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 1 2012

Time: 11:27AM

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The right way to handle things ... the two who should be negotiating now have the issue n their hands.
Wswilly3
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01/08/2012 11:44:00

Spurs should sort this by paying a 4m signing-on fee - still a bargain! Hurry up please!
Zummerzet Spur
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01/08/2012 12:06:00

Having negotiated a fee with Man City for the measly sum of 5m with a reported 5m signing on fee and 110K - 115K salary why is it not signing on the dotted line. Surely at 28 years old he should now be wanting to put football first as he has only about 4 years of peak form left and then his top level football days are done. I have a feeling Spurs will walk away from this and look elsewhere. This is the problem with signing players on stupid salaries, it benefits no one at the end of the day.
Bristol_Spur
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01/08/2012 12:17:00

This one has certainly come back to bite City on the backside, Bristol.
Johnny Baguette
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01/08/2012 12:23:00

Citys' problem. Just because they pay obscene wages to footballers they're not even serious about starting... lol. They expect Spurs to over-budget to compensate? So many wrongs. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Either sort it, or keep him in your reserves at around 8m. Bye, bye RVP. Maybe another time... Then there's Carlos. And Santa. Spurs in no rush {clearly...} and needn't be. Plenty more fish. And if the deal doesn't go through, yes we still need a striker, but City still got to get rid of 3 to get 1 in.
jerkinmahjurgen
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01/08/2012 12:36:00

As a City fan I could not care less if he stews in our reserves and runs out his contract, its now up to ADE to decide.
johnkelv
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01/08/2012 12:41:00

@Jerkinmahjurgen. Yes it is City's problem and that is why they're willing to take a massive hit on his transfer. When Adebayor was signed by the previous manager he started quite frequently. They don't expect Spurs to overbudget, that's evident in the fact that they struck a deal with Spurs for about a third of his value. Spurs needn't be in any rush eh? Defoe will carry you through, will he? The closer we get to the end of the window the more desperate Spurs will become to fill the massive striker shaped holes in their squad, the more desperate they become the better for the selling club, so if Spurs don't give into Ade's demands for compensation on his wages they could end up paying three, maybe four times the amount for a striker of Adebayors quality.
Bluedub
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01/08/2012 12:52:00

I think Ade will sign and he and Spurs know that. And if thats the case, City know that too. City probably happy to leave it late too, if they know rvp is in the bag. Just dragging it out. Even Mancini is like a blogger, showing impatience, when it's probably just a case of controlling the market. Having said that, Levy will not over-budget. City have known what we'll pay all along. Even negotiating last seasons loan. We got goals in Siggy, Vdv, Bale, and we're almost certain to buy another striker alongside Ade so we're not as desperate as some may think. Desperation was City a few years back, and how they're still paying for it. Still, rim is what you have to do to get today superstars to sign for a club that has spent recent times in the old 3rd... You share your name with United, lucky for you, for without that it'ld be even harder to attract players. I like Mancini though.
jerkinmahjurgen
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01/08/2012 13:31:00

Nice work City. Show that greedy pr1ck who's boss. And shove it up Levy's hoop too, the sneaky cheap skate. What fish do you speak of jerkinmahjurgen? Not many that would a) go to Spurs in the first place, b) be affordable or c) get the wages they want? You Spurs boys think there's some sort of revolution going on at "the lane". All you've done is bought Siggurdson and Vertonghen and got rid of Pienaar and King.
rojo2010
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01/08/2012 14:12:00

His wages don't count towards Financial Fair Play because of the date he signed a contract on, so City can actually let him rot without worrying. I suspect the reason we really want him gone is his irreparable relationship with our target van Persie.
StuMCFC
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01/08/2012 14:24:00

The bottom line is that this player is selective about when and where he plays to the best of his ability and for me is not professional enough to be in the current City squad. His love affairs with whoever he has played for since have been cupboard love hoping that he will get away and get another load of loot. I'm with Stu. If you are a footballer you want to play andif you cant get a game where you are you move on, but you have to appreciate you were brought to City to do a job which you did for 6 weeks. I have every sympathy with the shooting incident but life has to go on. Off you go Ade for your own good.
pedmachine
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01/08/2012 14:50:00

The problem is guys, Citeh can afford to pay massive wages which few outside ManU or Chelsea can match, so if you sign a player on huge earnings, you can't be surprised if they won't take a big pay cut in order to move. You hould have learned this from Chelsea who struggled to offload certain players. Anyone remember Winston Bogard?
spurboy61
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01/08/2012 16:24:00

@spurboy, we're well aware of this mate and that is why we are willing to sell Ade for a third of his value. Tell you what, tell that nice Mr. Levy to pay 15million, that's around Ade's true value and then City can use the proceeds from the transfer to compensate the shortfall in Ade's wages.
Bluedub
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01/08/2012 16:35:00

Its just down to paying ridiculous wages in the first place. Yes it has attracted great players to get you to where you are (dont mind tbh, least your not Chavski) but then who on earth can afford to take these players off your hand. If I were Ade then why should I take a pay decrease because my employees do not want me anymore. Sorry guys, not being an arse but its kinda your own fault.
ithastobespurfect
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01/08/2012 18:52:00

BUT BUT BUT!!!!!! I thought Greedybayor LURVED Spurs and wanted to end his career with them? LOL!
fifthcolumnblue
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01/08/2012 22:41:00

Whoever gets him, I hope that they can tech him the offside rule, we couldn't.
Buzz Lightyear
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03/08/2012 09:01:00

If we subsidize his wages as well as give him the transfer fee it means we aren't saving anything and so might as well keep him in the reserves rather than help the 'spuds'. Surely, can't happen. Either 'spuds' want him in which case pay up. Otherwise, nothing doing guys.
CITYBOY1000
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04/08/2012 15:25:00

 

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