Emmanuel Adebayor has been released from his contract with Tottenham Hotspur by mutual agreement. Adebayor, 31, had fallen completely out of favour at White Hart Lane and had not been included in the club’s Premier League or Europa League squads, or given a squad number.
Proposed moves to Aston Villa and to West Ham United fell through during the transfer window. Even if he had been reintegrated into the Spurs squad, he would only have been eligible to play for the club in the third, fourth and fifth rounds of the Capital One Cup before January.
A statement on Spurs’ official website on Sunday morning said: “We can confirm that we have reached a mutual agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor which will see him released from his contract with the club. “We wish Emmanuel well for the future.”