Mancini: No place for Adebayor at City

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has encouraged Emmanuel Adebayor to secure a move out of the club as soon as possible.

Football News: Emmanuel Adebayor & Roberto Mancini

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Although he was deemed surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium last summer, Adebayor went on the have a successful loan spell with Tottenham. The London club remain keen on purchasing the striker on a permanent basis, but Adebayor's wage demands have proved a stumbling block.

With the new Premier League season set to start this weekend, Mancini told the Daily Mail that it is in Adebayor's best interests to resolve matters with Spurs as soon as possible, as the Togolese would not be getting playing time with City.

"I am sorry for him because he is here and not playing, but he has no chance of playing this season for us," Mancini stated.

"It's important for him that he can find a good solution because he scored a lot of goals last season and he's a top striker. I hope for him he can find a good solution very quickly."

The Italian's unwillingness to place Adebayor in contention comes as little surprise, with the City roster boasting Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko as striking options. While several of these forwards have been linked to other clubs in recent weeks, Mancini reiterated his desire to hang on to all of them.

"I still have confidence in the four strikers, they scored 70 goals between them last season. They will all stay," he said.

Premier League champions Manchester City begin their title defence at home to newly promoted Southampton this Sunday.

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