Emmanuel Adebayor rejected Aston Villa and West Ham moves because he was waiting for a ‘sign from God’

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor reportedly rejected the chance to leave the club this summer because he was holding out for the club to pay up his contract in full, according to the Daily Express.

However, money may not be the only motive he had for remaining in North London, as the Daily Telegraph claims that the Togolese international sought council with his pastor when a potential move to Aston Villa was on the cards back in July.

The 31-year-old travelled to Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training complex to undergo a medical, which he completed, before posing with the club’s shirt, but stopped short of signing the contract when he stated that he wanted a sign from god before completing the move.

He then came close to joining West Ham towards the end of the transfer window, only to demand that Tottenham cancel the final year of his £100,000-per-week deal.

Adebayor now won’t be able to feature for anyone other than Tottenham until January at the earliest.

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