The agent of Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has ruled out any possibility of his client moving to Serie 'A', after revealing that Major League Soccer will probably be the Togolese star's next destination providing the money is right.
Adebayor has entered the final few months of his contract at White Hart Lane and has been heavily linked with a Bosman free transfer to numerous different clubs right across the continent.
However, it seems the Spurs outcast has his sights set on a lucrative switch across the Atlantic, after Mauricio Pochettino showed no indication to keep the African marksman in north London beyond his current deal.
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Adebayor has a reputation as something of a journeyman striker following stints at Arsenal, Manchester City - and even Real Madrid - prior to joining Spurs, initially on loan in 2011.
Prior to his arrival in England, the 31-year-old enjoyed stints in France at Metz and AS Monaco, before finally catching the eye of Arsene Wenger who paid a reported £3 million to bring 'Baby Kanu' to the Premier League.
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His three-and-a-half years with Arsenal remain the talisman's most prolific spell, but Adebayor severed any relationship he still had with the Gunners faithful when he produced that controversial goal celebration at the Etihad Stadium, running the full length of the pitch to antagonise the travelling contingent of fans after scoring in only his fourth game for the Citizens.
The veteran's eventual move to local rivals Tottenham cemented his status as a cult villain. He also endured frosty relations at City due to the perception of having a lazy attitude even though he was one of the club's highest paid players.
Spurs fans are not particularly receptive to the Togolese star either, even though he finished last season as the side's top scorer with 14 goals from 25 appearances in all competitions.
This term he's barely featured, and with just a few months to run on his contract it's almost certain that Adebayor will be plying his trade elsewhere next season, although that will definitely not be in Italy.
No to Italy
"I do not know anything [about alleged interest from Lazio]. There is no official interest," responded his agent in an interview with Lazionews.eu. "I don't think that he is interested in moving to Serie A.
"He is more willing to move to America. There are already several clubs who are interested, but for now the offers are too low."
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