‘Golden genes’ Adebayor makes move to Turkey

Date published: Tuesday 31st January 2017 1:22

Emmanuel Adebayor: Moved to Turkey

Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month contract.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of June but recently featured for Togo in the African Nations Cup.

The striker, who claimed he had ‘golden genes’recently touted himself for another transfer to the Premier League, claiming he could still play at that level.

“He was one of the players on our transfer short list,” said director Mustafa Erogut of the striker, who will wear number 26.

“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.”

Adebayor, who also played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham during his 10 years in England, was unable to prevent Togo being eliminated from at the group stage in Gabon.

Istanbul Basaksehir – presently second in the Turkish Super Lig, two points behind Besiktas – conducted a medical with him on Tuesday morning before announcing his arrival.

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