Tottenham striker Adebayor will not travel to Istanbul [divider]
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not travel to Istanbul to face Beşiktaş in the Europa League.
Spurs will clinch first place in Group C with a draw but will fall into second should Beşiktaş win.
In a brief statement on their website, the club said: “We can confirm that Emmanuel Adebayor has been given permission to return home for personal reasons. This is a private matter and so we will not be providing any further comment.”
Adebayor has not played for Tottenham since the 2-1 defeat at home to Stoke on 9 November.
The Togo international striker has struggled for form since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at White Hart Lane, scoring just twice in 12 appearances.
Tottenham are currently first in Group C on 11 points.