Adebayor Signs For Crystal Palace Until End Of The Season
Crystal Palace have signed Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer until the end of the season.
Adebayor, 31, was available after being released by Tottenham in September. Spurs terminated his contract by mutual consent, but they have been paying his £100,000-a-week wages as per their original contract.
Two weeks ago, Alan Pardew confirmed his interest in signing the Togo international.
He said: “Whenever he has played against me he has been totally committed and he is a dangerous world player.
“You have only got to look at his clubs. For whatever reason, there has been a fall-out at Spurs, but he remains a player that can have great impact and would improve us.
“And I have had difficult players before, non-more difficult than Hatem Ben Arfa at Newcastle. If I can deal with him, I can deal with Adebayor for sure.”
Speaking to the club’s website, Adebayor said: “I chose Palace because my family are happy in London. Palace have been playing the football I like and they have a few players who are my friends.
“Hopefully I can bring more experience to Palace and achieve what they want to achieve.
“I don’t have anything personally to achieve – I’ve got to go for the team and what they want to achieve. As a footballer you always want to leave your name out there. What I’ve achieved in England and football so far, I am quite happy.
“Togo has been Togo for how many years? And I am the only one to have the chance to play in the Premier League and score that amount of goals, so I am already blessed with that.”
Adebayor’s last appearance came on 3 May, 2015, playing six minutes in Spurs’s 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City.