Former Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas who is now in charge decided to overhaul the squad with so much momentum with Adebayor’s move and Michael Dawson, the England centre-half, who is close to joining Queens Park Rangers in a deal worth an initial £5.5m as Mark Hughes seeks defensive cover having seen his side exposed by Swansea City so ruthlessly on Saturday, with the potential to rise to nearer £10m which has been agreed in principle between the clubs
The player is now left to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical at Loftus Road. The 28-year-old made only 13 appearances last season after struggling with injury.
However,Mark Hughes is hoping to follow up Dawson’s arrival with that of the Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia, who is available at around £4m, with talks on-going with the French club over Joey Barton’s potential loan move to the Stade Velodrome.
Also leaving is Sebastian Bassong who joined Norwich City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, with Tom Huddlestone –close to joining Stoke – David Bentley, Giovani dos Santos and Jermaine Jenas also available for transfer.
Adebayor has enjoyed his loan spell at Tottenham last season which was part of the reason why he completed the £6m deal which moves him permanently to Tottenham leaving his EPL title winning club Manchester City and the deal was agreed after the severance package was agreed upon by both parties in contract which still had two years remaining for the player to serve Manchester City with a package of a £170,000-a-week.
Adebayor knotted his boot last for Manchester City in December 2010 and Spurs to have pulled off this deal with Manchester City means the club would have parted with the payment of a significant signing-on fee and a lower salary to be incorporated into the club’s wage structure to reach a compromise.
Emmanuel Adebayor said after the successful signing of the deal that he is actually happy to be back at Totteham as he really enjoyed the time he spent at the club last season and he is hoping he can achieve great things with the rest of his teammates again.
The striker is in contention to play against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, although the Croatia midfielder Luka Modric will not be considered while he awaits the outcome of his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.