Emmanuel Adebayor has issed a come and get me plea to Juventus, throwing into doubt his future at Manchester City and in the Premier League.
Having been told he can leave the club, especially with Mario Balotelli's arrival from Inter looking likely despite questions over wage demands, Adebayor is hoping Juventus stitch together a plan to rescue him from the brink at Eastlands.
There has been no official confirmation from City that their man is on the transfer market, but the club is known to have more senior players than they can register for the forthcoming Premier League campaign — and the Togolese forward's words suggest he has been told he is free to leave.
"Juventus are a great club in which I would like to play," Adebayor told Tuttosport.
"Until some time ago I would not have accepted a transfer to other clubs. I wanted to wear the City shirt and have a better season compared to last year, but I know there will not be many chances for me and so I am considering the many offers I have received.
"I am sorry to leave the Premier League, but in Europe there are other top leagues."
Juventus have been linked with the striker after general director Giuseppe Marotta closed the door on Wolfsburg hitman Edin Dzeko after learning the Germans won't lower their £33 million demands.
Adebayor, who should not have a shortage of interested suitors, was the 77th best player in European football last season — according to Castrol Football. But his strike partner, Carlos Tevez, had the upper hand, ranking 20th.