Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he could join join Italian giants Juventus. Ade fell down the pecking order in Eastlands after the arrivals of Mario Balotelli and David Silva in the summer.
When this story first broke out immediately after City signed Balotelli, Mancini was quick to refute claims that the 25 million Pound signing’s playing days in the EPL were over.
Things have however changed. Adebayor has seen less and less of the pitch since the season begun and he is already starting to way his options. Speaking to Italian daily Tuttosport, Adebayor revealed that he would love to play for the Turin giants.
“I’d like to play in Italy and I can see myself in black and white stripes,” “I talked it over with Patrick Vieira, who holds excellent memories of the season he spent in Turin.
“I am going through a delicate moment in my career and something has to change. I am not annoyed with (Roberto) Mancini and we have an honest rapport, but we can’t go on like this indefinitely. Therefore, if Juve want me…”
Being the gentleman that he is, Mancini maintained that Adebayor was still very much part of Manchester City. Speaking after City’s barren draw with Juventus on Thursday, Mancini stated his satisfaction with Adebayor’s performance.
“I am happy with his performance but what I would like is for Emmanuel to score a goal. We need him to score goals. This is what we are working for.”
Carlos Tevez can’t seem to stop scoring. He has scored four of City’s seven league goals this season which illustrates how reliant Mancini has become on him.
Of course this gives more reason for Adebayor to move however, a lot can happen in the remaining 3 months before the winter transfer window opens up in January. It is obvious that Ade will leave City, its just not clear where his final destination will be. Milan giants Inter and AC Milan are also reported to be keeping tabs on the players.