Emmanuel Adebayor has confirmed that he will be leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the campaign. The Togo international joined the club only in January on a free transfer after having left Tottenham.
However, there was a lot of speculation about his future given that he signed only a six-month contract at the club. Crystal Palace may also have had reservations about the striker, who has had various disciplinary issues over the last five years. Barring a couple of good years at Arsenal, Adebayor has failed to reproduce his best form at clubs like Manchester City, Tottenham, and now at Crystal Palace.
He scored just one goal in nine appearances for the club and has confirmed that the FA Cup final against Manchester United will be his last game. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have received good news in the form of manager Alan Pardew deciding to sign a new contract.
Even though the club only narrowly avoided relegation (and if you had used this bonus code you could have got as high as 10/1 on them to stay up), they seem to be aware that Pardew will be good for the club in the long haul. The former Newcastle manager achieved brilliant things with his former club on a limited budget. He now has the chance to get success with Crystal Palace almost immediately by winning the FA Cup.
“The journey will stop in May, but that’s not the end of my journey. It is just a stop. It will continue, wherever I go to. I will always wish this club well. It doesn’t matter if I start the Manchester United game on the bench or the gaffer decides to put me in the stands — at the end of the day we want to win it. This club wants to win it. Every player, whether they start or not or are not even in the squad of 18, want the club to win the FA Cup. It is as simple as that,” said Adebayor.