Spurs have finally managed to offload one of the most problematic Premier League players

Emmanuel Adebayor is finally on his way.

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TOTTENHAM HAVE CONFIRMED that Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from his contract.

The 31-year-old had one year left on his current deal and wanted £5 million from the club to leave early.

Left out of Spurs’ Premier League and Europa League squads, the Togo international had been linked with a move to West Ham but his wage demands ensured interest quickly died down.

It’s been a strange twelve months for the ex-Arsenal attacker. Last season he was twice granted compassionate leave as personal problems came to the fore.

Adebayor took to social media on a number of occasions, posting lengthy messages about the consequences of financially supporting certain members of his family. In one, he revealed he contemplated suicide ‘many times’ because of how bad things got.

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Adebayor initially enjoyed a terrific loan spell at Spurs when he joined on loan from Manchester City in August 2011. In his debut campaign, he scored 17 times in the top-flight and it earned him a permanent move to White Hart Lane.

But, in the three years since the move happened, the striker has only managed a further 18 Premier League goals from 59 appearances and struggled majorly last term managing just seventeen appearances in all competitions and just two goals.

Adebayor must now wait until January before he can sign for another club.

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