Adebayor will not leave White Hart Lane easily this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur have been looking to offload troublesome striker Emmanuel Adebayor this summer with Besiktas interested, but the Togolese doesn’t want to end his Spurs contract, according to the Mirror.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to listen to offers for both Adebayor and fellow striking presence Jermain Defoe, in order to clear a path for the arrival of several new attacking prospects – including Christian Benteke, Roberto Soldado and David Villa.
However, the Togo international is not keen on a move from White Hart Lane as the forward has three years remaining on the lucrative deal he signed with the club just 12 months ago.
This could pose a problem for AVB as although the 29-year-old was in impressive form for Spurs during a season on-loan from Manchester City in 2011/12 – scoring 17 Premier League goals – upon signing him permanently for £5.5m in the summer of 2012, Adebayor has managed just five top tier strikes.
Although Defoe did score 11 times for the club in the English top flight, it has been clearly highlighted that Spurs need more strikers and Villas-Boas is keen to start afresh with a whole new contingent.
It looked as if the Portuguese boss may get his wish when Turkish side Besiktas showed interest in Adebayor, but the 2008 African Player of the Year is adamant he will not be forced out.
The Togolese all-time top scorer has had an indifferent time in England since signing for Arsenal in 2006, impressing at the Gunners before a £25.5m move to City where things didn’t go as well before being loaned out to Real Madrid and Spurs.