Adebayor put out the message for the second time on Friday that he will stay at Arsenal.
But the media have turned the whole scenario into a circus – SkySports now report that he has said that he will decide on his future next week.
“I am a footballer, I have a three-year contract at Arsenal but as you know, a lot of clubs are interested in me.
“At the moment we are just going to sit down and talk and decide what to do. Nothing has been decided yet.
“We will decide next week.”
For me this seems like his words may have been skewed into meaning something Ade didn’t intend. He has even said here that he has a 3 year contract at Arsenal.
He did add:
“I have a lot of big clubs trying to buy me and it is up to me and my agent, Stephane Courbis, to sit down next week and find a good solution. I am in a position that I don’t know where I will be playing but that is normal. If you told me seven years ago when I was playing in Togo without football boots that I would have a choice of playing in Spain or Italy it would seem crazy.”
This is true, I think Ade is saying that of course he is tempted by a big move – and he just wants to make the right decision.
There’s no way that this is the ‘U-turn’ which the media is talking about.
Ade is just stating the facts – the money the papers claim we are offering is very good, and Ade knows that, he’s being pragmatic.
Adebayor WILL be an Arsenal player come the start of the campaign, I can’t believe he will leave. If Wenger let him leave it would be crazy.
Ade has been definitve over his future and it just seems that these comments have been worked to sound ‘exclusive’ so Sky get a story.