The former Arsenal, Man City, Real Madrid and Tottenham striker had been a free agent ever since he and Tottenham Hotspur FC parted ways last year.
Crystal Palace FC signed Adebayor (who has not been signed on to any club in a while) on an initial six month deal with the option of an long extension (extra year) if the player does well.
The club will pay him £70,000 per week while Tottenham will be paying him £30,000 till his contract with Tottenham ends in June this year.
Crystal Palace FC chairman, Steve Parish took to his Instagram page to welcome his new addition and posted a picture of the duo and Pardew.
Adebayor, who has scored 96 goals in 230 Premier league games, has been without a club since September when his deal with Tottenham Hotspur was terminated by mutual consent. While the player became a free agent.
The move will come as relief to Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, as Spurs had still been paying Adebayor’s wages of £100,000-a-week following the terms of their original contract with the 31-year-old, with that arrangement due to run through to the end of June 2016.
Impliedly, their contribution to his weekly salary will now be reduced to around £35,000 a week until the summer with Palace making up the remainder. His situation will be reviewed at the end of May but any deal that would apply for the 2015-16 campaign would be heavily incentivised and include a break clause that could be triggered if the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid player violates any of the club’s disciplinary rules.
Speaking to the club’s website, Adebayor said:
“I chose Palace because my family are happy in London. Palace have been playing the football I like and they have a few players who are my friends.
“Hopefully I can bring more experience to Palace and achieve what they want to achieve.
“I don’t have anything personally to achieve – I’ve got to go for the team and what they want to achieve. As a footballer you always want to leave your name out there. What I’ve achieved in England and football so far, I am quite happy.
“Togo has been Togo for how many years? And I am the only one to have the chance to play in the Premier League and score that amount of goals, so I am already blessed with that.”
Adebayor had attracted interest from clubs in China, Turkey and the Gulf, as well as Watford, and said the chance to live and play again in London was a big part of his decision to sign up with the Eagles.
Adebayor’s match fitness would still constitute an issue as regards his goal scoring problems. The player has employed a personal trainer since September in a bid to be ready for a return.
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