Tottenham manager denies Emmanuel Adebayor wants to leave

Jermain Defoe was linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the summer and it was generally thought that the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis would once again shunt the England striker down the pecking order.

Tottenham manager denies Emmanuel Adebayor wants to leave

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October 24th, 2012

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However, Defoe is the preferred choice at Tottenham right now, with his team-mate having made four substitute appearances since agreeing a permanent deal, prompting speculation that Adebayor could be looking for a new club soon enough.

Andre Villas-Boas has denied that is the case and feels that Adebayor’s time will come, with Spurs having a Europa League match on Thursday before being thrust back into Premier League action at the weekend.

“Obviously, every player wants to play, at the moment we are using the structure of one striker and Defoe has been doing extremely well,” said the Spurs boss.

“I think Ade has done extremely well in the games where he has come in for the squad, certainly he is in contention for games where we play with two strikers.

“At the moment we haven’t found the comfort in that formation yet, but in the future when we use it, when we rotate the strikers he will be back in contention.”

When asked whether the striker was actively seeking a move, Villas-Boas responded.

“No, I don’t think so. I don’t think the club will be willing to let anyone go.”

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