Adebayor ready to resurrect Spurs move
Published 22:59 12/05/11 By John Cross
Emmanuel Adebayor last night claimed he is ready to move to White Hart Lane this summer - despite suffering abuse from Tottenham fans.
The former Arsenal striker insisted that he nearly went to Spurs in January before Real Madrid came in to sign him on loan from Manchester City.
Adebayor was a target for Tottenham supporters during their Champions League quarter-final against Real last month but, unsettled at City and available for around £15m, he said: "I would go there and sign for them and listen to what they have to say to me.
"I will definitely come back to the Premier League, I do not know when but I miss it.
"I felt sad because before joining Real Madrid my first choice was Tottenham," he said. "I was supposed to sign for Tottenham before Madrid came in.
"I heard this song [that the Spurs fans sang about him] and I did not take it seriously because I know part of me is from London and Tottenham is part of London.
"They were angry with me because I was taking their team out of the Champions League and I can understand that.
"I did not take it badly but it is bad because people have to realise that we are footballers. Today we play for one team, tomorrow we may end up playing for another.
"What if I am wearing a Tottenham shirt tomorrow?"
MirrorFootball reported in January that Tottenham had gone in for Adebayor but City refused to do business with one of their Champions League rivals.
But now City are keen to offload Adebayor, who has accused manager Roberto Mancini of showing him a lack of respect.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign him permanently after the loan spell, but may have trouble convincing the club's hierarchy.
Ambitious Spanish club Malaga are also keen.