Friday, July 13, 2012

TRANSFER GIST: EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR MAKES PERMANENT MOVE TO TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS FROM MANCHESTER CITY


Tottenham Hotspur have agreed an undisclosed fee to sign Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Striker Adebayor, who spent last season on loan at White Hart Lane, returns to London in a move which is reported to be  £6million.

The former Arsenal man is set to become Spurs' highest-paid player, although he will be taking a cut on the £160,000 a week he was on at City.

Adebayor had three and a half years with the Gunners before joining City for £25m in 2009.

But he fell down the pecking order when Mark Hughes was sacked and Roberto Mancini took over as boss.

The Togolese forward was sent on loan to Real Madrid on loan in January 2011 before joining Spurs last summer.

As a former Gunner, he won over the fans with 18 goals in all competitions.

Adebayor joins new recruits Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson as Andre Villas-Boas shapes his squad for the start of the Premier League campaign.

Manchester City could now be ready to make their first firm move to sign Arsenal's Robin van Persie once the Togolese striker completes his exit.

Earlier this month Van Persie, 28, announced he would not be renewing his Arsenal deal. With the striker out contract at the end of the season, Arsenal face losing him for nothing next summer if they do not sell him before 31 January.

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