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Adebayor poised for huge City payout

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor stands to earn a whopping £1.4million from former club Manchester City, as long as he remains in north London beyond the January transfer window, reports the London Metro.

The Togolese international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Premier League, with Turkish giants Besiktas reportedly keen on his signature.

However, given the astronomical payout he stands to earn from the Citizens, it would be no surprise to see him dig his heels in at White Hart Lane.

Adebayor had fallen out of first-team favour with Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas, and was ordered to train with the reserves at the start of the season.

The payment will financially hurt both Tottenham and Manchester City, with the capital club owing part of the £5million transfer fee they previously negotiated, when the 29-year-old joined them permanently at the beginning of last season.

But, because Adebayor took a significant pay-cut, City agreed to top up his wages, and as soon as the money reaches them, will be deposited straight back to the player.

Incidentally, Adebayor made his first Tottenham appearance of 2013/14 in Sunday's 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Manuel Pellegrini's side at the Etihad Stadium.

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