Ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor described his 2016-move to Crystal Palace as the “worst decision of my career,” after lasting little over five months at Selhurst Park and scoring only one goal.
The 33-year-old, who currently plays for Turkish Super Lig side Medipol Basaksehir, has led a nomadic career, having played for AC Merlan Lome, FC Metz, AS Monaco, Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur and Palace. However, his move to Palace saw him score just one goal and leave just months after signing on a free transfer.
“ Leaving England, where I played for ten years until last summer, was a difficult decision to make. I have had great moments with the clubs that are among the best in the country,” he said to L’Equipe, reports the Mirror.
“I was happy there, my family too. The only mistake I made was to sign at Crystal Palace in January 2016. I did it to please my entourage, who said to me: ‘Manu, you have to play again!’ This was the worst decision of my career.”
Adebayor drew the ire of Arsenal supporters following his controversial celebration for Manchester City against the Gunners, as well as playing for two other London clubs in his career in England.