Tottenham Ace: “I Had Discussions With Mourinho”
Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he was advised by Jose Mourinho to move to Tottenham this summer.
The former Togo international revealed Mourinho wanted to sign him after his impressive loan spell at the club, but admits Real Madrid’s hierarchy wasn’t so keen. The Manchester City striker then joined Tottenham on a season long loan.
“I had discussion with Mourinho about the move,” Adebayor said.
“He told me ‘you have to think of your career and if you have a chance to go to Spurs go out there, score goals and enjoy yourself again on the football pitch’.
“He is a good manager and I have always had respect for that man.
“Even when I came to Tottenham when I was sleeping I got a message from him.
“It is always nice to have a message from Jose Mourinho. He is a nice person and wish him the best of luck in Madrid this season.
“Hopefully he will achieve his target, which is to win the Champions League and the league.”
When asked whether a permanent move to Spain was ever in the offing, he responded:
“I get on very well Mourinho but Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“Politically it is always difficult. There is not just one man deciding.
“If it was just Mourinho, for sure I would be in Madrid now.
“I am happy with what I did last season and he can ask [to sign me], but he cannot make the decision.
“We have been in contact throughout all the holidays and he gave me the go ahead to go to Tottenham and I am very happy to be here today.”
Adebayor hit a double in their 4-0 win over Liverpool yesterday.
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