Adebayor eyeing Spurs stay

Image: Emmanuel Adebayor: The Togo striker is hoping to make his loan move from Manchester City to Spurs permanent

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he wants to make his loan move from Manchester City to Tottenham permanent.

Striker keen for permanent deal to be done

Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he wants to make his loan move from Manchester City to Tottenham permanent. The former Arsenal forward moved to White Hart Lane on a season-long loan deal over the summer after being frozen out at Manchester City. He has scored five goals so far this season, including both in Tottenham's win over Aston Villa on Monday night. That win was Spurs' seventh victory from their past eight games, firing them up to third in the Premier League table, and Adebayor has indicated he would like to make a permanent move to Harry Redknapp's men. "It's always special to have a manager like this and I've got my confidence back and my life back," he told the London Evening Standard. "I came here to help the team and get into the top four and I think I'm doing it quite well at the moment.

Belief

"Everyone had a huge belief in me before coming here so I have to give them that back. At the end of the season, we'll see what happens. "I'll leave it to Harry Redknapp, [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy and [City chairman] Khaldoon Al Mubarak to find a solution among themselves." One sticking point to a deal could be Adebayor's £170,000 a week wages. With Tottenham's wage structure reportedly limiting players to £70,000 a week, City are understood to be paying the remaining £100,000 under the terms of the loan deal. Therefore the Togo striker would have to take a significant pay cut - or Spurs would have to smash their wage structure - for a deal to be done. However, Adebayor insists that he is not there just for the money and revealed that much of what he does earn goes towards community projects back in his native Togo. "We all play football to gain money, too, especially as I'm from Africa and I have to give something back to my community. I've been doing a lot of charity work, I'm taking my own wages to do it and I will continue to do that until the end of my career," he added. "Fans don't like players who are lazy or look like they are only here for the money. They want players who work for the team, which is what I'm showing at the moment, so that's why they love me and I'm very glad."

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