Saturday 16 December 2017

Son is Spurs' future as Adebayor is out

Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to hand Son Heung-min his debut tomorrow, but the Tottenham head coach revealed Emmanuel Adebayor has played his last game for the club.

Son was a big-money arrival from Bayer Leverkusen back in August and is now in line to start at Sunderland this weekend having hit a hat-trick for South Korea during the international break.

He is likely to play in a team that also features Harry Kane, who got back on the goal trail with England having drawn a blank so far for Tottenham this campaign, while Adebayor will remain frozen out after a deadline-day move to West Ham failed to materialise.

It is understood the 31-year-old refused to leave Tottenham unless they paid up the remainder of his contract - believed to be as much as £5million.

"I was clear with him and I don't need to explain much more, I think it is clear he is not in my idea, in my mind or in the plans for the future," said the manager.

"The only problem now is to find a solution for him and a solution for the club."

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