Adebayor arrives at Spurs as transfer window comes to life

TOTTENHAM yesterday confirmed the £5m signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, the exit of Sebastien Bassong, and are considering a £5.5m offer from Queens Park Rangers for defender Michael Dawson.

Negotiations surrounding Adebayor’s transfer from Manchester City had been as steady as those surrounding the ongoing exit of midfielder Luka Modric to Real Madrid, but if there was any uncertainty over whether to accept QPR’s offer for Michael Dawson, Spurs’ willingness to sell Bassong to Norwich for an undisclosed fee was considerably more clear.

Adebayor’s exit from City coincides with the imminent arrival at the Premier League champions of Swansea City’s Scott Sinclair, and joining him in Manchester is Dutch defender Alexander Buttner, who has joined United from Vitesse Arnhem for an undisclosed fee.

Sinclair has incidentally been targeted in preparation for the likely exit of Adam Johnson to either Spurs, Liverpool or Sunderland, while QPR’s Joey Barton could yet join Marseille.