Adebayor 'working hard' to seal Tottenham stay

The Togolese striker enjoyed a fruitful spell with Spurs on loan from Premier League champions Manchester City and now hopes to make a permanent move to north London
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he is hoping to extend his stay with Tottenham, following a successful loan spell with the north London club.

The Togo international scored 18 goals in 37 appearances for Spurs last season and is believed to be free to leave the Premier League champions this summer.

He wrote on his Twitter account: "Loved my spell at Tottenham. We are working hard with the chairman to make it permanent. Will keep you informed!!"

However, the former Arsenal man's wage demands are believed to be the only stumbling block to a deal, as City look to shed some of the high salaries accrued during their rise to the league's summit.

The 28-year-old reportedly earns £170,000 per week with the Manchester club, and they are believed to have contributed £100,000-per-week of this during his loan spell.

Adebayor also spent the second half of last season on loan away from City, scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for Real Madrid.