Tottenham will subsidise Emmanuel Adebayor’s £100,000-per-week wages to finally get rid of the striker this summer.
The Togolese striker is out of favour at White Hart Lane, with both the player and manager Mauricio Pochettino happy for the hitman to leave once the transfer window re-opens.
But Adebayor’s wages will prove a key factor this summer, with the striker unwilling to take anything less than his current £5.2million salary before accepting a move.
However, Spurs are now willing to pay a percentage of Adebayor’s wages next season in an attempt to ensure he leaves.
Chairman Daniel Levy has shown a reluctance to take such measures in the past, but is so keen to show Adebayor the door that he has now changed tact.
Adebayor will enter the final 12 months of his deal this summer and will be made available for loan or a permanent move.
A loan switch may suit the former Arsenal man knowing he could net a lucrative free transfer at the end of his Spurs deal in 2016.
Adebayor is on the peripheries of Pochettino’s first-team plans and is unlikely to push himself to the forefront of the Argentine’s blueprint any time soon.
The form of Harry Kane, coupled with off the field problems, has seen the striker make just nine league starts this season.