Crystal Palace coach Alan Pardew has taken the lid off the real reasons he went out of his way to sign Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayor even though he has not played club football since May when his Tottenham contract was cancelled.
Pardew revealed that he signed Adebayor to cause serious problems for opposition defences.
The former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City attacker has an impressive scoring record in English football and Pardew claims he was excited at the prospect of adding real quality to his front-line.
“Once a player reaches that level, and they’re bouncing around the big clubs, unless I become the manager of one of those I wasn’t going to see him (at his club),” he said.
“But he’s always been a player that I’ve always thought can disrupt games. He disrupts games, he can create a chaos factor, and you can’t underestimate that in the Premier League.
“You need a player who’s got x-factor, and for whatever physical shape he’s in, he will create a moment that could change the game, any game, and that of course is why he’s here. He concluded.