Tottenham demand Man City cover over 50% of Adebayor wages

Tottenham want Manchester City to cover Emmanuel Adebayor's wages if they're to sign him.

Tottenham want Manchester City to cover Emmanuel Adebayor's wages if they're to sign him.

The Sunday Mirror says Spurs have told Manchester City they will have to ­continue to pay Emmanuel Adebayor £100,000 a week if they want to send the ­£25million striker on loan to White Hart Lane.

The Londoners are unwilling to break their wage structure to land the former Arsenal ­hitman and are only prepared to pay £60,000 of Adebayor’s £160,000-a-week salary.

It is a nightmare scenario for City, with Roberto Mancini insisting he will never pick the Togo forward again.

City hoped Real Madrid would pay the £14m asking price for Adebayor after he went there on loan in January last season.

Even then, City paid a huge chunk of the striker’s wages – and Madrid have not taken him on a permanent deal.

If they can’t shift him, City may be forced to take up ­Tottenham’s outrageous offer just to get him out of the club.

 
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