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Emmanuel Adebayor finally signs Istanbul Basaksehir

Emmanuel Adebayor finally signs Istanbul Basaksehir

- Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Istanbul Basaksehir in Turkey

- Adebayor had been a free-agent since leaving Crystal Palace in the summer

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has signed for Turkish Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir.

Emmanuel Adebayor finally signs Istanbul Basaksehir

Emmanuel Adebayor after signing for Istanbul Basaksehir

The Togolese striker had been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace last summer.

According to BeINSPORTS Turkey, Adebayor has signed an 18-month deal with the club.

The 32-year-old managed just one goal for Palace last season after spending six months at Selhurst Park.

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Adebayor was close to joining Turkish champions Besiktas, but the club could not meet his reported requested annual salary of £3million (around £58,000-a-week).

Beskitas – currently top of the Turkish Super Lig – were only prepared to pay him £2m.

Basaksehir finished fourth in the Super Lig last year, their best ever finish, but have traditional been a lower league side.

The Togo striker featured for his country at the African Cup of Nations, but failed to qualify for the knockout stages finishing bottom of Group C.

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