Tottenham Hotspur forward, Emmanuel Adebayor, has been granted compassionate leave to return to Togo and solve his family problems.
The Telegraph reports that Spurs head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has excused Adebayor from training this week as well as playing in the final game of the season against Everton on May 24. The footballer will not also travel on the post-season tour to Malaysia and Sydney either.
In recent weeks, Adebayor has made a series of allegations against his family that have prompted concerns over his mental state.
In the latest Facebook post, he accused his brothers Kola and Peter of holding a knife to his throat and demanding money. The footballer also confessed that he has often considered suicide as a result of his family problems.
Although Tottenham want to sell Adebayor during the summer transfer window, the club is really concerned about the player’s moral well-being.
The club bosses hope that giving Adebayor time off to go to his homeland and sort out all his problems will allow the 31-year-old to return to England in the right frame of mind.
It would be recalled that Adebayor was given compassionate leave by Spurs in December after a close family member was taken seriously ill. After a week off, Adebayor returned to Tottenham before Christmas, but has made only five appearances since then.
Meanwhile, friends and colleagues of Adebayor are worried about his recent messages and claim he is not listening to any advice, although he has reportedly consulted with Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, about his family problems.
In his first Facebook post, Adebayor accused his younger brother Rotimi, of taking 21 mobile phones from a French football academy. A few days after, he published a second message in which, Adebayor accused his brother of stealing. In the third post, which was released this week, Adebayor revealed how his brothers attempted to murder him.
Source: Sports Brief News