Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signalled his intention to remain at the club for the time being if his latest twitter posting is anything to go by, despite barely featuring for the entire second half of last season.
The Togo international has not made a single start for the club since being selected for a Capital One Cup tie in January as the prolific form of Harry Kane has been enough to keep the 31-year-old out of the team.
ADEBAYOR STAYING PUT
However, rather then attempt to force a move elsewhere in an effort to gain a shot at first-team football, as is common practice nowadays, Adebayor instead appears to be intent on staying to fight for his place at Tottenham.
Clearly encouraged by a strike for Togo against Liberia last Sunday, he wrote: “Feeling really fresh after my goal. Can’t wait to come back to Tottenham and show everyone the passion I have for the club. Looking forward to pre season! #COYS”
This follows a post he made earlier in the month which was a response to an alleged agent of his suggesting a move to Turkey was on the cards for the Tottenham striker.
His response read: "For the record I have seen some articles regarding a transfer to teams in Turkey. I can confirm I have never heard of Mehdi Isik who has said he is my agent and have never discussed any move to Turkey.I am very happy with Tottenham and look forward2the next season with them".
FIGHT FOR HIS PLACE
Perhaps reluctant to leave because of his lucrative £100,000-a-week contract, Adebayor faces a tough task if he is to uproot Kane from the coveted no.9 spot.
The England international managed an impressive total of 32 goals from 53 appearances last season, whereas his striking colleague could only amass a total of two goals in his 17 outings.
However, with Manchester United making their fondness of Kane widely known, were they to pursue and eventually sign the Tottenham forward then theoretically it would open up an opportunity for Adebayor to re-establish his place in the starting XI.
With this latest revelation unlikely to fill Tottenham fans with joy they can at least take heart from the fact that the signing of Kieran Trippier from Burnley has been confirmed. Joining for a fee of £3.5 million on a five-year deal he will compete with current Tottenham player Kyle Walker for a place at right-back.
Tottenham fans, does Adebayor deserve another shot at getting into the first-team? Should he leave this summer? Let us know in the comments box below.