Is It Time To Let Ade Go?

October 13, 2010 by
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I’ve read a lot of stuff over Emmanuel Adebayor in recent weeks and months, with the striker supposedly interested in a move away from the club, with Italy seemingly his preferred destination.

Over the summer, the Togolese striker was warned by Bobby Mancini to knuckle down and stop trying to engineer a transfer in the same manner as when he was at Arsenal, when he looked to join AC Milan.

But it seems like the striker took no notice of his manager’s instructions when, just a couple of weeks ago he was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying “I am going through a delicate moment in my career and something has to change. I am not annoyed with (Roberto) Mancini and we have an honest rapport, but we can’t go on like this indefinitely. Therefore, if Juve want me…” 

The latest reports are that Lazio are now interested in the striker and they could be ready to challenge Juventus for Adebayor’s signature during the January transfer window. And the striker could be given further incentive to leave the blues once new striker Mario Balotelli returns to fitness, but even his future is already being thrown into doubt.

The Italian scored the winner on his debut at Timisoara in the Europa League but has since been sidelined with injury. And now reports are emerging that the striker has refused to rule out a future move to Italy, although he does admit he is happy in Manchester and it would be a huge blow to Mancini and his future plans if he lost both Adebayor and Balotelli, leaving just the dynamic duo of Roque Santa Cruz and Jo as striking back up to Carlos Tevez.

I would hate to see Balotelli leave as he could be the spark we need that will propel us to success but, to be honest, I wouldn’t shed many tears if Adebayor left. Let’s face it, he has been a bit of a problem since joining City. There is little doubt that the striker has talent, but it’s his temperament that often gets in the way of football. Last season, Ade missed seven games through suspension, three following his ‘assault’ on Robin van Persie and the other four after he was sent off against Stoke City.

But, with Balotelli still not due to return from injury and the alleged fall-out between Tevez and Mancini, would it be bad timing if Ade left in January or should the blues cut their losses with him?

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Comments

10 Comments on Is It Time To Let Ade Go?

  1. John on Wed, 13th Oct 2010 9:26 pm
  2. Get rid and replace with Dzeko.

  3. ptb on Wed, 13th Oct 2010 10:02 pm
  4. If Ade put half of the effort into the game as he does trying to engineer a move away from us, he’d be worth keeping. Get rid whilst he has some resale value.

  5. jimbob on Wed, 13th Oct 2010 10:12 pm
  6. Let him go. Never been that impressed with him anyway. We need real fighters and he’s not one of them. He’s the kind of player who goes missing far too often.

  7. fharees on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 2:09 am
  8. i think we should get rid of him and replace with a new striker…some one is wild and crazy like KING CARLOS..i mean some one is giving his 150% each game..try to get ball,fight for goal…not some one who always offside..and not good in the air..
    get DZEKO..

    mr.Roberto…new striker plz?????

  9. Nabil on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 2:30 am
  10. Just play him every week with different formation. (4-2-2-2)

    Hart
    Boateng——-K.Toure——Kompany——Kolarov

    ——————-Y.Toure——De jong——————

    ———–Milner—————————-Silva———–

    ———————-Adebayor—–Tevez—————–

  11. jak on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 4:07 am
  12. Ade is a bit like Robinho, he has a small heart. Instead of fighting for a start he goes crying to his agent, what a big baby. He can play and on his day is better than most other CF’s.

  13. Brian on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 7:38 am
  14. Keep him if he learns what offside is but at this stage of his career I don’t think he’s ever going to get it get rid. As for a wild frontman to pair with Tevez Balotelli is the man bloke is a mad as a hatter ! Womans prison makes you wonder how wild he is haha

  15. The Archivist on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 7:45 am
  16. Dzeko is the only one to get, but at this point, he seems unavailable. He’s known to be a Juve fan, is rumored to have already engineered a deal there in January, and even if that’s not true, I’m not sure he wouldn’t want to stay at Wolfsburg, as McLaren and the VW ownership are building what may be a Euro juggernaut very quickly.
    I just don’t see any strikers out there who might be available who would not be a big step down from Adebayor. Benzema is really lazy, always has been, and I don’t think Mancini or the City fans would warm to him. Maybe a swap with Juve with Ade going for Amauri and cash might be interesting, or maybe take a flyer on someone like Bafetimbi Gomis. Luis Fabiano doesn’t have size, and is an incredibly annoying player, but he might be someone Mancini might look at if Tevez decides to push for a move in January (Barca?).

  17. Phli Houghton on Thu, 14th Oct 2010 8:53 am
  18. I get extremely frustrated with this “lazy” tag that we seem determined to stick on Adebayor. I implore you to actually watch his contribution during a game, watch his running off the ball, watch his positioning. Then come back and call him lazy, but you won’t if you actually watch the player and not just trot out this crap because everyone else is.

    It’s an easy thing to stick on him because he has a very long stride and he can look lethargic against the likes of Tevez whose short legs need to do twice as much work to cover the same distance. He also has a larger turning circle than Carlos so can’t do some of the things he can.

    He can and does however put a lot of running into his game, he also gets back onside quicker than Tevez, has a better shot and is far more capable with his head.

  19. Brian on Sat, 16th Oct 2010 7:44 am
  20. Phil I’d agree to a point on the lazy and he has a much bigger frame than Tevez to move about , explain up to 10 offsides a game ?

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