The striker has endured a difficult time at White Hart Lane since making his loan move permanent in the summer.
Jermain Defoe's form and Adebayor's injury problems has led to a stop-start campaign and it is claimed that the 28-year-old may be unsettled.
AVB is adamant is system is designed for one striker and not two, with suggestions Adebayor could be expendable.
His high wages are seen to be a problem and he could go this winter, with Celta Vigo keen.
The La Liga side have scored just 11 goals in 10 games so far this season and are 15th - with the club keen on more firepower. Atletico Madrid are also thought to be interested.