After a few months without a club, Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Olimpia in the Super Lig.
Emmanuel Adebayor, who turns 36 in under two weeks, is now at his seventh club since leaving Arsenal for Manchester City in 2009.
He had reportedly been keen on a return to the Premier League, believing he had unfinished business, but while a number of clubs like Newcastle, Villa and Brighton, were said to be interested in signing him, he’s ended up at a club in Turkey few know anything about.
So, either they’re paying him more than the Premier League clubs were willing to or all the Premier League talk was nothing more than his agent doing his job.
Either way, he looks set to see out his turbulent playing career in relative obscurity and will not hit the 100 Premier League goal tally he was said to be desperate to meet, stuck forever on 97 from his goals for Arsenal, City, Spurs and Palace.
According to football super agent, Jon Smith, Adebayor changed his mind about his Manchester City move when still at Arsenal, but Arsene Wenger ushered him out the door anyway.
That tallies with what the player himself said in 2018 about Wenger making him leave.