‘Nice guy’ Adebayor to research Palace on Google

Mark Holmes
Emmanuel Adebayor: Plans to research Crystal Palace on Google

Emmanuel Adebayor: Plans to research Crystal Palace on Google

Emmanuel Adebayor plans to brush up on his Crystal Palace history after joining the club until the end of the season.

Adebayor completed his move to Selhurst Park on Tuesday and promised supporters it would not take him long to get up to full fitness.

Now the 31-year-old intends to research his latest club, with whom he is targeting European football.

“I don’t know much about the club but it’s better to learn, so I’ll be going on Google and finding out more about them,” Adebayor said on Palace’s official website.

“Whatever the team want to achieve I will follow them. I want to help them win games and that’s what I’m here for.

“They’re not far from the top five and that’ll be difficult to reach as there are a lot of big games to play, but let’s get out there, have fun and enjoy ourselves.”

Adebayor, who was released by Tottenham in September, has a reputation for being a somewhat difficult character to manage, but Palace chairman Steve Parish does not expect the Togo striker to cause any issues and says negotiations were concluded with a minimum of fuss.

“We have spoken with plenty of people who have been in and around Ade and had nothing but good reports,” Parish told talkSPORT.

“We are not expecting any problems. I’ve obviously met him and he seems like a really nice guy.

“It (the negotiation) was easy. He just wants to play and could be just as well off if he didn’t.

“But he has signed for us because he wants to play football. He had no demands whatsoever.”