Tottenham sacks Adebayor (Nigerian Tribune)

Tottenham Hotspur have terminated the contract of outcast striker, Emmanuel Adebayor by mutual assent, the club announced on Sunday.

“We can confirm that we have reached a mutual agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor which will see him released from his contract with the Club,” Spurs stated on their official website.

“We wish Emmanuel well for the future.”

Desperate to offload the 31-year-old this summer, with fellow Premier League outfits Aston Villa and West Ham United interested in his services, Tottenham had made a final attempt to terminate his contract on transfer’s deadline day.

But the Togo international requested a Pound 5 million pay-off in full to depart as a free agent.

Dropped from both Spurs’ Premier League and Europa League squads, Adebayor, who has also been axed from the Togo national team after failing to report for international duty with the Sparrow Hawks, ultimately agreed to move on.

However, Tottenham have not disclosed the terms of the termination agreement.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City’s frontman scored 18 goals in 47 Premier League appearances for Spurs since landing permanently at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2012, following a successful season on loan from City.