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Two Qatari clubs in hunt for Spurs' striker

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But how will they cope with the juju?

"What do you mean I'm offside? Nobody's even passing me the ball."
"What do you mean I'm offside? Nobody's even passing me the ball."
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Tottenham Hotspur's mercurial front man Emmanuel Adebayor is once again linked with a transfer out of the club. For years now, Adebayor has been rumored to be on his way out of major competitive football to collect one last paycheck in some money-drenched upstart league. And every year, Adebayor defies the odds and continues to keep plying his trade at the highest level.

This window, the exotic locale of choice seems to be Qatar. According to reports:

Emmanuel Adebayor is a target for two Qatari clubs who could offer the Tottenham forward a substantial pay rise.

Adebayor is Tottenham's top earner, collecting about £100,000 a week, and has a contract until the end of next season.

It is thought Spurs would listen to offers for the 30-year-old forward and Standard Sport understands that both El Jaish Sports Club and reigning champions Lekhwiya Sports Club, who play in the Qatar Stars League, have expressed an interest.

Lekhwiya are managed by ex-Swansea failure manager Michael Laudrup, and have "stars" Chico Flores and former pre-oilbucks Manchester City forward Vladimir Weiss in their squad. So, they're kind of a big deal.

Also rumored to be circling are his former club Monaco as they look to jumpstart their bid to actually matter as a world footballing power, and various clubs in Russia because their economy is doing so well.

Whether Adebayor actually takes the bait this time and heads to less competitive climes remains to be seen. But with Adebayor, it's always a possibility. And this time Qatar looks to be pulling out all the stops, with the country going so far as to try and takeover Tottenham Hotspur just so they can get their man. This rumor may drag on for a while.