Emmanuel Adebayor joins Crystal Palace


By our writer

Emmanuel Adebayor has set his sights on breaking Didier Drogba’s goal record and becoming the highest-scoring Africa player in Premier League history after joining Crystal Palace.

The Togolese star posted on his Facebook page; I am pleased to announce that I have joined @official_cpfc on this day. Feeling very excited to be back and play in the EPL again. Let’s do this !

Soccer ace Emmanuel Adebayor had took off one year from active Football after suffering injuries at Tottenham and sorting family issues with his brother in Togo.

The Togo international represented his national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, in what was the country’s debut at the competition, and is the 25th highest scorer in Premier League history with 94 goals to his name.

Adebayor’s professional career began at French side Metz and after two years he made his debut for the club and scoring regularly in Ligue 2, earning himself a move to Monaco whom he played for nine times in their run to the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

That prompted Arsenal to bring him to the Premier League the following year and he went on to score 62 times in 146 games over four seasons, including 24 in the 2007/08 Premier League season before Manchester City paid £25 million for his services in July 2009, but 18 months later he joined Real Madrid on loan and helped Jose Mourinho’s side win the Copa Del Rey in 2010/11.

He then returned to London with Tottenham Hotspur where he hit 41 goals in 106 appearances in four years at White Hart Lane before he was released from his Spurs contract in September 2015, but will now link up with Alan Pardew’s side for the next five months.

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