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Adebayor deal moves closer?

According to the media, Spurs and Man City are close to concluding a deal over the purchase of Emmanuel Adebayor, and it could be completed in the next few days.

Depending what source you trust, the deal is rumoured to be for either a £5m or £8m payment to City, with a one off payment of £5m to the player, no doubt to close the discrepancy between his massive City wages and the 'pittance' he will now get at White Hart Lane.

Ever since it was first discussed, fans and media have written this deal off as a non starter because the gulf in wages was simply too high. But the idea of receiving a hefty lump sum, no doubt paid into a Monaco account named Adeb84, and negotiated by Jimmy Carr's accountant (Note to Mr Adebayor: If your lawyers are reading, I am only joking...), there is perhaps some balance between his City and Spurs wages that are believed to be well over the so called wage ceiling of around £70,000 a week, as are Gareth Bale's if we believe all we read.

The reality is that Adebayor remains a very good player and one that in a normal transfer deal would probably expect to be valued at around £20m, so it isn't difficult for Daniel Levy to justify the outlay, especially as the club and players have had a season to get to know him and vice versa. You get the impression that for all of his reputation for being difficult, Emmanuel has been all sweetness and light with Spurs. Some cynics will of course claim it is still a honeymoon period, but I genuinely feel it is all about his feeling wanted, enjoying his football and also perhaps maturing as a person.

Spurs of course desperately need strikers, and in securing a player that averages around a goal every other game and already knows the Premiership, club set up and players, make this a no brainer of a deal, as far as I can see. Things might be different under AVB, but you hope that nothing will change in terms of the players attitude to their work and the club, and based on this, we will see Adebayor continue to score and contribute as a team player, once a deal can be concluded...

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Date:Monday July 9 2012

Time: 9:36AM


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