- The former Arsenal striker thinks he made the worst decision to join Crystal Palace
- Emmanuel Adebayor signed a six-month contract to join the Eagles in January 2016
- The Togolese who currently plays for İstanbul Başakşehir scored once in 15 matches
Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor has described moving to Crystal Palace in January 2016 as the “worst decision” of his 20-year-career.
The 33-year-old Togolese striker signed a six-month contract with the Eagles after being released by Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2015 and searching for a club for six months.
The former Arsenal striker is currently playing for Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir.
“I had some great experiences in England in clubs who are among the best in the country,” he told L’Équipe.
“I was happy there, my family too. The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016.
“I did it just to please my entourage, who were saying to me: ‘Manu, you have to start playing again!’ It was the worst decision of my career.”
In 15 senior matches for Palace under then boss Alan Pardew, Adebayor scored just once in a losing effort to Watford.
The striker most notably played for Arsenal then moved to Manchester City before returning to North London with Tottenham Hotspur.
In his first season with Başakşehir, the former Monaco man, scored six goals across 11 league appearances including a hat-trick against Galatasaray.
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