Man City striker Adebayor defends his wage demands at Tottenham

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor remains hopeful of signing permanently for Tottenham.

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor remains hopeful of signing permanently for Tottenham.

Adebayor's wages - thought to be around £170,000 a week - are likely to be a sticking point as he wants to continue giving a large portion of his earnings charities in Africa, but still hopes a permanent deal can be struck.

"We all play football to gain money," Adebayor said.

"I am from Africa and I have to give something back to my community. I have been doing a lot of charity stuff.

"I am using my wages to do it and I will keep doing it until the end of my career so for me I will leave that (negotiations) to Harry Redknapp, chairman (Daniel) Levy, and (City chairman) Khaldoon (Al Mubarak) to find a solution between themselves."

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