Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor leaves team for personal reasons

Calling it a 'private matter' and saying 'we will not be providing any further comment' Spurs announced Adebayor was taking time off to return to Togo on Wednesday.

Tottenham Hotspur are 10th in the Premier League with 21 points from 15 matches. Chris McGrath / Getty Images
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Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has returned home to Togo for personal reasons, the Premier League club said on Friday.

The 30-year-old former Arsenal and Manchester City player has been given permission to take time off, Spurs said on their website.

“This is a private matter and so we will not be providing any further comment,” the club added.

Adebayor has made 12 appearances for Tottenham this season and has not played since the November international break when Togo failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Spurs visit Turkish side Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday, needing at least a point to top their group having already sealed a place in the round of 32.

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