Monaco banish Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor has been barred from Monaco's opening game of the season.

Emmanuel Adebayor has been barred from Monaco's opening game of the season.

The Togolese star is in conflict with the club over a new deal and he has stated his desire to quit the club.

However, the 21-year-old has three years remaining on his current deal and Monaco are refusing to budge over the player's demands.

Monaco have also grown increasingly annoyed at Adebayor's stance and as a result have told him he will not play in their league opener in Nancy and they have sent him back to The Principality.

"Indeed, we asked him to go back to Monaco," confirmed Monaco vice-chairman Gerard Brianti.

"It is a decision from the chairman Michel Pastor and the coach. There are things difficult to accept.

"I don't like the word sanction, but I prefer to talk about refocusing.

"He is not a 21-year-old kid and is not a world champion that could allow himself to do anything.

"He still has three years remaining on his contract, and we made him a proposition we consider very correct.

"The officials have always been open to talk, but Emmanuel has lost sense of reality.

"A decision will be made coordinated with the coach. He could remain on the bench for three years."

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