Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Striker Emmanuel Adebayorsays he regrets ever moving to Crystal Palace in 2016.
The Togolese skipper says that it is the “worst decision” of his career. In the winter window of last term, the player moved to Palace for a six month loan deal. After 15 games, he scored just once and had to be released.
Till date that is the player’s last deal in the Premier League. He was released at the end of that season as Leicester City cruised to the league title. The player could not get another club to take him the next summer. He remained clubless despite being linked to numerous sides.
There was a time he was linked with a move to Lyon but the deal fell through last minute. It was after the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) this year that he was able to get a new employer. He seems to have found his rhythm playing for Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
“The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016. I did it just to please my entourage, who were saying to me: ‘Manu you have to start playing again!’ It was the worst decision of my career,” the African soccer star said.
He led Togo to the 2017 AFCON where he showed he still had something in him. This helped his move to Turkey. There are now reports that Swansea could enlist him this summer. The Swans had a close shave with relegation last term so they want an experienced striker to join them to improve their ranks.