Adebayor joins Paraguayan side Olimpia as 10th different club on free transfer

Carrie Guzman
February 14, 2020

Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has completed a transfer move to Paraguayan side Club Olimpia as the club announced his signing on Tuesday evening.

Adebayor is now unattached after rescinding his contract with Turkish side Kayserispor in December, but could make a return to football to join Paraguayan side, Olimpia.

Olimpia are now fifth in their Apertura campaign and are captained by Adebayor's former Manchester City striker partner, Roque Santa Cruz. "Thanks for everything, see you on Friday", said Adebayor in a message recorded by the club.

Olimpia is Adebayor's 10th professional club since leaving his native Togo in 2001 to head to France, where he featured for Metz and Monaco before sealing his big move to Arsenal.

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

Club Olimpia who are now sitting fifth on the topflight standings in Paraguay want to fight for the title and they believe Emmanuel Adebayor is capable of helping them in front of goals.

The lanky striker will be available for Olimpia's 2020 Copa Libertadores campaign in which they face Brazilians Santos, Defensa Justica of Argentina and Ecuador's Delfin in Group "G".

Adebayor's agent, Rodrigo Codas said Ivory Coast veteran Yaya Toure, a former Barcelona and Manchester City player, could also move to Paraguay. "He's great friends with Adebayor, he could come here", Codas told the D10 website.

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