Togo football legend Emmanuel Adebayor has expressed his desire to become the best African goalscorer in the English premier league following his move to Crystal Palace.
The former Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspurs forward is just eight goals short of Didier Drogba’s 104-goal haul.
“What I have achieved in football so far, I’m quite happy with,” he told the Palace website.
“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.
“If I can beat the record it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my career, if not I will still be happy. The most important thing as a striker will be to score goals.
He added: “I was born playing football so it was hard not playing on the pitch, but I was playing every day in Africa.
“Is it going to be hard? I don’t think so. I just have to get out there, play my football and enjoy myself again.
“I chose Palace because my family is happy in London, Palace has 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.”
Adebayor has not played competitive club football since he was released by Tottenham but now has a great opportunity of writing his name into the history books with Crystal Palace.