Emmanuel Adebayor signs 18-month deal in Turkey

Emmanuel Adebayor signs 18-month deal in Turkey
Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo challenged by Adama Traore of Ivory Coast during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Ivory Coast and Togo at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 16 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017. 18:30

Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed an 18-month contract with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.

The 32-year-old, who has represented the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid in his career, has been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the 2015/16 season.

He recently played for Togo at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, though his national side was knocked out in the first round of the competition.

This move to Istanbul Basaksehir, who are currently second in the Super Lig table, gives him the chance to revive his flagging club career.

"He was one of the players on our transfer short list," said director Mustafa Erogut.

"He returned with a positive report and we then contacted Adebayor. The player is impressed by the club's project and the president's vision so it is clear to us that the club and the player will contribute to each other."

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