Emmanuel Adebayor will pocket a total of £5.25million by the end of June next year earned from not playing for football clubs, if he doe...
Emmanuel Adebayor will pocket a total of £5.25million by the end of June next year earned from not playing for football clubs, if he does not join another side.
Spurs are still paying him £100,000-per-week, which will continue until the end of his contract there, which runs until June 30. As part of the deal which took him to the club in 2012, Manchester City also agreed to remunerate him for the £75,000-per-week wage cut he took, which the club claim they paid him a final settlement for last year.
Emmanuel Adebayor of Spurs turns away after scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane on August 24, 2014 in London, England.
Unless Adebayor finds a new club, he will have earned in excess of £5m – a staggering sum – from clubs he no longer plays for. The striker was released by Tottenham in September after not being included in their Premier League or Europa League squads.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino made the decision at the end of last season that he no longer wanted the player at the club. The 31-year-old surprised Spurs coaches when he was offered the opportunity to continue training with the first team but opted to attend sessions with the younger squads instead.
Adebayor had the option to move to West Ham on transfer deadline day, but refused to leave Spurs, who were willing to pay a percentage of his wages, unless they paid him £5m.
Since being released by the club, he has been spending time in Togo and Ghana, happily picking up his wages posting pictures of himself lounging by pools or posing sat atop classic cars.