Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer.
The 31-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Tottenham last September and Alan Pardew has turned to the striker in the hope that he will cure Palace’s lack of goals. He left Tottenham when his deal was terminated by mutual agreement but they have still been paying his £100,000-a-week wages.
The Togo international is determined to reignite his career and could make his Palace debut against Stoke in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Adebayor has not appeared in the Premier League since May and, while he has been keeping fit with the help of a personal trainer, it remains to be seen how quickly he will be able to make an impact. Pardew needs him to get up to speed quickly as Palace look to revive their push for a European spot.
Palace have slipped into the bottom half of the table after six games without a win and their strikers have contributed only one League goal this season. The side have managed only 24 goals in 23 League games this term and only Swansea, West Brom and Aston Villa have scored fewer.