Speaking to tottenhamhotspur.com Emmanuel said: “The number 10 is a special number for me and so when it became available I asked if I could change.
“The Club were happy to accommodate me, but were conscious that a number of fans had already purchased their new Under Armour shirt with the name and number printed on the back, after the squad numbers had been officially submitted ahead of the start of the season.
“I am very proud that Spurs fans want to have my name and number on their shirt and I didn’t want them to be inconvenienced by this change. Therefore, I’m very happy to cover the cost to enable those fans to exchange their shirts - for an Adebayor 10!”
Victoria Howarth, Head of Retail, said: "As a Club we go to great lengths to ensure our fans are aware that squad numbers and players may change from time to time. We strongly communicate that fans should wait for the official squad numbers to be officially announced before getting their shirts printed with players names and numbers.
“In this particular instance the change has come after the Club submitted the official squad list for the coming season, therefore both Ade and the Club thought it was right that we offered fans the chance to exchange their shirt.”
This offer is valid to those fans that purchased an Under Armour 2012-13 'Adebayor 25' shirt between August 23 and September 2 and have proof of purchase.
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