Former Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has mourned the death of former Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi.
The 54-year-old surprisingly lost his life due to a heart attack a few days ago. It has come as a major shock to many concerned with African football.Keshi is credited with having improved the Nigerian national team into one of the best in Africa. Even though he left the job after the recent disappointment of the World Cup 2014, he made several stars out of average players as far as the national team is concerned.
Crystal Palace have announced that the duo of Emmanuel Adebayor and Marouane Chamakh would depart from the club during the summer.
Their contracts are set to expire at the end of this month but the club said it will not renew it.
The Togolese international joined for a short time in January but Palace have opted not to offer the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur striker a renewal after he scored just one goal in 15 appearances. On the other hand, Chamakh has an injury-plagued season. He has only managed to score 10 goals in 66 appearances since joining from Arsenal three years ago.
Emmanuel Adebayor who just quit the English Premier League club Crystal Palace this season that just ended is reported to be seeking clubs as he wants to remain in England.
The Togo international joined Palace in January after being clubless since the beginning of the season but could not impress enough to be retained. The player has played in Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal FC, and Manchester City all in England before his love to Crystal Palace.
The highly controversial player who is 32 years old could only get a goal in the 15 games he appeared in the club’s jersey. He earlier told reporters ahead of the FA Cup final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace:
Former Arsenal forward, Emmanuel Adebayor was jeered loudly at when crystal Palace played against The Gunners on Sunday.
The centre forward says he is enjoying life at Crystal Palace and that he will "forget about all the haters."
The 32-year old Togolese came from the sidelines to assist in a late equalizer as Palace secured a 1-1 draw at the Emirates. Alexis Sanchez scored earlier for the Gunners in the first half but when Adebayor came on in the 64th minute, he set up Yannick Bolasie for the late equalizer.
When Adebayor came in from the bench, it prompted the most noise within the stadium as fans jeered.
Alan Pardew has explained why Emmanuel Adebayor was substituted at half-time in the game against Leicester. The Crystal Palace boss has stated that he did not have any issues with Emmanuel Adebayor and that he was substituted for tactical reason.
According to the Palace manager, his team was not playing on Adebayor’sstrength, and he feel that his team needed more movement up front. Adebayor does not offer this possibility up front, and it is for this tactical reason that he was replaced by BakarySako.
Pardew believes that Adebayor is a mature player and that he will understand the reason for this substitution and does not think this will cause any further issue within the team.
Emmanuel Adebayor is a player who has gone through huge highs and immense lows throughout his playing career.
The Togolese forward is 32 years old and he is a renowned controversial figure as he has experienced issues with different managers and this has led with Adebayor being dropped to the sidelines on occasions that he has been fully fit and available to play. And this has occurred with separate teams that he has played in.
Daniel Levy is one of the figures in the world of football that Emmanuel Adebayor has showed displeasure as the Togolese recently unveiled some of the problems that he had when performing with his former club Tottenham Hotspur.
Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has recently been linked with a stunning move to Sheffield Wednesday.
This comes as a major surprise, but the Championship club believed that they have everything needed to attract a top player likeAdebayor. The Togo international is currently available on a free transfer after having decided to mutually terminate his contract with Tottenham. He continues to receive his wages and will continue to do so until he finds a new club. Known for his goalscoring abilities and also the contribution he gives to help the team, Wednesday may have found a right transfer target.
Emmanuel Adebayor is not happy that he hasn’t been allowed to lead Togo on a regular basis.
And, thus, he has started to think of making himself unavailable for national duty in future.
In Togo’s recently played game versus Liberia, it was Dossevi and not Adebayor who was asked to wear the armband by the manager.
Adebayor took it very offensively, but, he let his game do all the talking as he went out there in the middle and scored the second decisive goal for his team to win the game.
But, thereafter, in the post match interview, he hinted it might have been his last appearance in Togo shirt.
What irked Adebayor was not that he was not named captain for that particular Liberia game, but, the fact that he was made aware of that only a few hours ahead of the game.
In 4 seasons with Tottenham Hotspurs, Adebayor has made a total of 87 appearances and managed to score 35 goals. The Togolese striker is currently earning £100,000 each week with the Premier League club but for the past few weeks and even months, the English club has been attempting to sell him as he no longer plays an important role and want to slash down their wage bill.
Adebayor has 1 more year left in his contract and he is actually eager on stepping it up and prove his worth but Tottenham Hotspur have lost hope in the player as the club in the Premier League are determined to sell or release him during the summer transfer window.
Emmanuel Adebayor is currently earning around €170,000 each week and this is an extremely high salary for a player who is serving as a back-up option in Tottenham Hotspur.
So far, in this season Adebayor has made 12 Premier League appearances and has scored twice.
Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly believed to be ready to sell the Togolese striker in the summer transfer window which opens up when this season reaches it’s end.
The chairman of Tottenham, Daniel Levy is even prepared to release Adebayor on a free transfer as the businessman is seriously interested in removing Adebayor from the club in order to cut down the wages bill which is substantially high.