Tottenham Hotspur have been unable to call upon the services of Emanuel Adebayor since the Togolese striker returned to Africa on November 9 on "indefinite compassionate leave," and now it appears the Premier League club are doing their best to broker a permanent move away from North London for the 30-year-old.
Heading for the exit
The Times is reporting today that Spurs have been in contact with teams in both Turkey and the United States in the hope of securing a deal during the January transfer window.
Prior to taking personal leave Adebayor had already seen himself slip down the pecking order at White Hart Lane this season as new boss Mauricio Pochettino set about putting his stamp on the squad.
Adebayor has been a polarizing figure throughout his career in English football with spells at Arsenal, Manchester City and now Spurs all invariably involving controversy in some shape or form.
Having criticized Tottenham fans against Stoke City on November 9 - in what now looks to have been Adebayor's final appearance for the club - and having seen Harry Kane rise to the ascendance in his subsequent absence it appears those in charge are looking to move him, and his £100,000 per week wages, on as soon as possible.
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Major League Soccer would be an interesting move for the man who netted 14 goals in 25 appearances for Spurs last season.
Despite his temperamental nature Emanual Adebayor remains a potent attacking option when everything is clicking and has proven his ability in both the EPL and La Liga. At 30 years of age the striker still has plenty left to offer and a move to MLS could represent the chance of a new start.
Having already rejected a move to Turkish side Besiktas in 2013 it also suggests that MLS franchises may hold the upper hand.
Rise of the US league
Should any MLS team take up Spurs' offer, and Adebayor agree to a switch, his arrival would further boost what is looking like an increasingly impressive list of stars set to play in the league in 2015.
David Villa and Frank Lampard look set to line up for New York City FC while Steven Gerrard's move to LA Galaxy has been confirmed this week. With Kaka heading to Orlando City and the likes of Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones already in the league it is certainly exciting times for MLS fans.
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