Sunday, 27 September, 2020

Emmanuel Adebayor Joins Paraguayan Side Olimpia

Emmanuel Adebayor had been without a club since December Emmanuel Adebayor had been without a club since December
Cary Erickson | 14 February, 2020, 21:38

He will be officially presented to the club's fans and Paraguay's media on Friday, the club said in a statement.

Olimpia now sits fifth in the early stages of their Apertura campaign, and President Marco Trovato promised to make a big splash by signing the veteran striker if the club signed up an additional 20,000 members over the weekend.

Emmanuel Adebayor is now a free agent, but the Togo worldwide looks set to complete a shock move in the coming days, and is expected to team up with one of his former Manchester City teammates.

"He was attracted by the challenge of playing in Copa Libertadores, where he has never competed", Olimpia club president Marco Trovato said.

Adebayor celebrates in front of the Arsenal fans after scoring for Manchester City
Adebayor celebrates in front of the Arsenal fans after scoring for Manchester City

Olimpia now boast a strikeforce of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz, with Yaya Toure potentially next to head to South America.

Asuncion-based Olimpia - the reigning Paraguayan league champions - tweeted to announce they had secured the services of a player with "power and quality", revealing Adebayor had agreed to represent them for the 2020 season, which starts on Saturday.

Adebayor, who has been capped 87 times for Togo, began his professional career at French club Metz in 2001.

The Togo forward, who also played for Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace during a decade-long stay in the English Premier League, had been a free agent since December when he left Turks Kayserispor.

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