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Tottenham grant Emmanuel Adebayor compassionate Leave after Suicide talk
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Tottenham grant Emmanuel Adebayor compassionate Leave after Suicide talk

Emmanuel Adebayor has been given compassionate leave by Tottenham after revealing he contemplated suicide.

He has already been ruled out of Sunday’s final game of the season against Everton and he will not go on their post season tour of Malaysia and Sydney.

It means he has almost certainly played his last game for the club.

The troubled Togo striker, 31, has held urgent talks with his club after the latest round of his explosive public war of words with his family.

Mirror Sport today published his disturbing allegations that he had to be talked out of killing himself by his sister Iyabo.

He said: “Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide. I kept these stories for years.

“But if I die, no-one would know my story, no-one would learn from it. Some people say I should keep these stories private. But someone has to talk about it.”

Adebayor was already set for a summer exit from White Hart Lane before he launched into a series of allegations on Facebook that plunged him into a fierce battle with his family.

In his most recent post this week also he claimed his brothers once held a knife to his throat for money.

Tottenham have given him the opportunity to resolve his personal issues and want him to take as much time as is necessary.