Well today, I’m going to quickly touch on the antics of Adebayor and try and figure out what is going on.
When Ade joined, he was pretty much hated by the fans. But had patience with him and eventually he showed that he would be able to start paying us back with some good performances. A sustained period of appearances also contributed to him playing nearly all the games of last season. He scored 31 goals in all competitions and 24 of them in the league. A good performance, most of which came in the first half of the season.
Ade won the hearts of many Arsenal fans, not only with his early season form but his desire to be at Arsenal. Ade has proclaimed his love for the club several times and his desire to stay at the club for a long time and become an Arsenal legend.
So why the sudden change of heart?
Ade is playing for one of the world’s best manager’s in the world’s best city, so why would he want to leave?
As much as I try and find reasons I can only think of the one reason. Money.
It is rumoured that Ade is currently on 35,000 pounds (i can’t find a pound sign on this US keyboard) per week. We’ve reportedly offered him 45,000, but he wants 70,000. Now after one season, can he ask for a 100% wage rise? Arsenal is a club which always rewards players. Henry went from a Juventus reject to the highest paid player in the premiership. But he earned it. Season after season of top quality performances, 30+ goals season after season.
But players nowadays can’t seem to wait, a momentary good performance seems to be enough to demand whatever they want. We saw Flamini unwilling to wait and stay with the club. Hleb is also being allured by a double your money offer and now Ade could potentially be off.
With things as they are now, would you be happy to see Adebayor in an Arsenal shirt next season? Will fans boo him or be happy he stayed.
If reports are to be believe, Barcelona have launched a “take it or leave it” 45million euro offer. That’s about 35m pounds.
The Guardian reporting:
Wenger is understood to be disappointed by Adebayor’s attitude and recognises that there is no value in retaining the services of a player who feels his future does not lie at the Emirates. Adebayor would relish a move to Barça, whose president, Joan Laporta, faces a “motion of censure” by club members on Sunday which, if lost, will see him thrust into an election to retain his position.
The Daily Mail goes on to state that we’ve already contacted Blackburn about Santa Cruz and that things are happening in the background…
Food for thought, more tomorrow…]]>