Tottenham: Emmanuel Adebayor given leave for personal reasons

Emmanuel Adebayor
Adebayor has revealed the financial burden of supporting his family

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been granted compassionate leave for the second time this season, but his Spurs future remains uncertain.

The Togo international, 31, has written about his family issues on Facebook and said he had considered suicide.

He will miss Sunday's league finale at Everton, as well as the post-season trip to Kuala Lumpur and then Sydney.

"Of course we let him go to Togo and fix his problems with his family," said boss Mauricio Pochettino.

"This is a private life. I spoke with him earlier in the week, it is difficult for him."

Adebayor joined Spurs in 2011 from Manchester City, initially on loan, before an impressive first season tally of 18 goals saw the switch become permanent for £5m the following summer.

He was granted personal leave by Spurs in December and has struggled this season, scoring twice in 17 appearances.

He had been on the verge of a January deadline-day loan move to West Ham only for chairman Daniel Levy to cancel the deal.

But the former Arsenal forward, whose contract expires in 2016, is not guaranteed to stay at White Hart Lane next term.

"One problem is his private live, the other is the sports side and always we need to take a decision for the future of the club, but there is no decision yet," said Pochettino.

"We need to take a decision next week and at this moment we don't take any decision."

Tottenham will secure Europa League qualification if they match Southampton's result at Manchester City on Sunday.

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