African striker reveals Spurs dream


Tottenham Hotspur loanee Emmanuel Adebayor has opened the door for a permanent move to north London reports The Sun.

The 27-year-old Togolese striker is currently on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City, but has intimated his appetence to stay in the capital.

However, Adebayor's £160,000-a-week wages could prove a problem for Spurs, who have a strict wage structure in place at White Hart Lane - they will also need to find around £17million to fund the transfer.

In defence of his astronomical salary demands, the African icon insists the money is not just for him but for several children's charity projects he supports in Togo and the Ivory Coast.

"We all play football to get money," said Adebayor. "I have to give something back to my community and I will keep doing this until the end of my career.

"I will leave it to Spurs and Manchester City to find a solution between themselves."

City will almost certainly make a loss on the £27million they paid Tottenham's north London rivals Arsenal for Adebayor's signature back in 2009 - and it remains to be seen whether Harry Redknapp will be willing to fork out a generous sum for his signature.

The move could ultimately come down to Spurs' hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification this year - a goal that become even more realistic following Adebayor's brace to give Tottenham a 2-0 win over Aston Villa and lift them to third in the Barclays Premier League table, nine points behind leaders City.

"I don't think our battle is to catch City'" he added. "Our battle is to finish in the top four. That's what the manager told me before I came here.

"I think I'm doing quite well, I just have to keep going. For me, if I didn't help the team to get into the top four then I will have failed."

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