City have to pay to send striker to Spurs
Published 22:58 13/08/11 By Simon Mullock
Spurs have told Manchester City they will have to continue to pay Emmanuel Adebayor £100,000 a week if they want to send the £25million striker on loan to White Hart Lane.
The Londoners are unwilling to break their wage structure to land the former Arsenal hitman and are only prepared to pay £60,000 of Adebayor’s £160,000-a-week salary.
It is a nightmare scenario for City, with Roberto Mancini insisting he will never pick the Togo forward again.
City hoped Real Madrid would pay the £14m asking price for Adebayor after he went there on loan in January last season.
Even then, City paid a huge chunk of the striker’s wages – and Madrid have not taken him on a permanent deal.
If they can’t shift him, City may be forced to take up Tottenham’s outrageous offer just to get him out of the club.
Craig Bellamy is in a similar situation. City’s unwillingness to subsidise the Welshman’s £90,000-a-week wages is holding up a possible switch back to Celtic.
Mancini also wants Wayne Bridge and Roque Santa Cruz out of the club but their high earnings have put clubs off.