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Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has disclosed that he still does not have a good relationship with his family claiming all his family cared about was his money.
According to fiery Togo international, his family never get in touch with him if he sustains an injury but only to ask for money.
In 2015, Adebayor posted on social media about his personal problems with his family, revealing the financial burden of supporting them during a lengthy Facebook statement.
Two years on from that episode, the now Istanbul Basaksehir striker – who insists he ‘sees life in a different way’ – has revisited the controversy which brought the end of his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Adebayor, who has made an encouraging start at his current club with six goals in nine league appearances, says he did the right thing in going public on his inner turmoil.
The 33-year-old former Arsenal striker has disclosed that his family contributed to short stay at Real Madrid.
In an interview with the BBC, he said: ‘It’s a tough one. It’s a difficult one. Today, I think I made the right decision to go public because of what I have been through.
“People will say yes, you have to keep it for yourself. I had done everything to stay in Real Madrid but because of my late brother I couldn’t stay there.
“He sent a letter, an official letter from Adebayor’s family to the club [saying] that they should not keep me…I’m not saying that’s why they did not keep me, but it can be part of it. Even if it’s 10 per cent, it is a lot.’
The former Crystal Palace striker is back enjoying his football, however, having been a free agent following his unsuccessful spell at Crystal Palace in the second half of the 2015-16 season.
Adebayor has a contract with Basaksehir until the end of the season, and the former Togo captain’s blistering start in Turkey suggests there is plenty of life left in the outspoken striker yet.