I never wanted to leave Tottenham, says Adebayor

The 29-year-old revealed he had offers from a number of clubs this summer but is determined to stay at White Hart Lane and establish himself as the club's leading frontman
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has stressed that he never had any intention of leaving the club in the transfer window.

The Togo international had been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane following Spurs' capture of attackers Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, with a transfer to Schalke muted in the German media.

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However, Adebayor, who joined the north Londoners from Manchester City in 2012 following a successful loan spell, insists that he did not consider moving to a new club.

"You learned about Schalke 04 because it was in the press, but there were many clubs that fancy me and whose proposals were still on the table," Adebayor told Togolese radio station Frequence 1.

"But I decided with my manager, even before the start of the transfer window that I would not leave Tottenham and that's what I did.

"I have never thought of leaving the Spurs. I am here, my family feels great here and I do not see myself in another city."

The arrivals of Soldado and Lamela could push Adebayor down the pecking order in a Tottenham attack that also boasts England international Jermain Defoe, but the 29-year-old is confident he will emerge as manager Andre Villas-Boas' first-choice striker.

"Today I will not tell you that I 'm stronger than Soldado or Defoe or Lamela," he added.

"We now have four in the attack, I do not know who ranks first, second or third but I know at the end I will be the first and it is the most important."