He is tall, skillful, can hold the ball up-front, scores goals, and makes clever assists yet the talented Emmanuel Adebayor is still not settled at a club and is far from being the top choice striker at Tottenham Hotspurs, after being replaced by local boy Harry Kane. The Togolese striker was destined for big things but his career has never seen the highs which he would have envisioned. Now as he finds himself on the fringes at Tottenham Hotspurs with Mauricio Pochettino in charge of the team, there are rumors of him being loaned to Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain FC.
The 30 year old striker started his senior career in Ligue 1 with Metz and soon made the shift to Monaco. It is here that he caught the eye of Arsene Wenger and got his big break at Arsenal, which at that point was rebuilding after the great invincible team. In his three year spell at Arsenal, Adebayor scored 62 goals in 142 games in all competitions for the Gunners before moving to the blue half of Manchester in a deal worth 25 million pounds. He initially made an impact at City and also vented his anger at his former club while running the entire length of the pitch after celebrating a goal, however in the following season he fell down the pecking order. From thereafter he has been flirting with idea of playing for different teams. He had an average spell at Real Madrid and soon was sent on loan to Tottenham Hotspurs where he became the highest goal scorer for the London based club.
After making his permanent move to Tottenham he has made sparkling run in patches while scoring 17 goals in two and a half seasons, although he can claim his opportunities have been limited in this campaign. He has not been efficient in making assists and has a mediocre shot accuracy for someone blessed with his talents. It is no surprise that he is not in demand at White Hart Lane, especially with his astronomical 100,000 pound per week wages. If rumors are to be believed, he is being monitored by PSG only as a cover for Lavezzi in case the latter heads to Liverpool.
Another loan move to a top club for the next six months will get him a big club on his CV, but this is not what the centre forward would have imagined while he was in his prime. Somewhere along the road his career path draws similarity to mercurial Nicolas Anelka, but Adebayor would like to silence his critics by proving his quality at a top European club.
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