Want-away striker Emmanuel Adebayor was further humiliated at Eastlands after being forced to train with Manchester City’s youth team.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, the ex-Arsenal forward, who has been left out of the Citizen’s tour in North America, had to training with the club’s U-18 side at Carrington on Thursday.
He is hoping for a permanent move to Real Madrid after having spent the second half of last season on loan with the La Liga giants.
However, manager Jose Mourinho has not made any significant moves to sign the player, and, in a transfer that could possibly rock North London, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revealed his interest in snapping up the Togo striker on a loan deal.
Redknapp admitted his admiration for the player while on Spurs’ pre-season tour in South Africa, saying: “The chairman, Daniel Levy, has been speaking about it, I am not sure if it will happen.
“He is a name that has certainly been mentioned.
“I spoke to the chairman about loaning the player and if we could work out a deal for him, I would like to bring him to the club.”
However, there will be many obstacles to the move, with City possibly reluctant to send a player of Adebayor’s quality to a possible rival, as well as the fact that, given the nature of the striker’s acrimonious departure from Arsenal, seeing him wear their arch-rivals colours next season could very well push up the two club’s tribal rivalry to a new level.