Emmanuel Adebayor heads to Dubai

Former Arsenal and Manchester City striker, Emmanuel Adebayo, is reportedly set to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to continue his football career as his wish to remain in England has continually failed.

Since his sack from Crystal Palace in June, the player has not been able to get a new contract, as that is allegedly his heart desire. Even when a possible deal to French giant Olympique Lyonnais was set to happen, it fell through, leaving the Togolese star clubless.

This is not the first time he has been clubless for a while. After exiting Tottenham Hotspur in 2015, he remained unattached from the start of the 2015/16 season until Crystal Palace decided to hand him a deal during the January transfer window.

He failed to make as much impact as expected so his deal wasn’t renewed. He has since being clubless, hence the move to Dubai.

The transfer window in the UAE is set to close at midnight on Thursday. The free agent has decided to possibly end his career there than remain unattached until January again where a club might not show interest, according to reports. The 32-year old is said to be keeping regular appointments with a personal trainer, and seems to have passed fitness requirements ahead of a move to Al-Wasl in Dubai. The club sits in fifth position in the Arabian Gulf League after three games in the new campaign. They are ambitious this term, hence the want for a top striker to deliver an impressive show.

Adebayor remains the captain of his country and is set to lead the team at the African Cup of Nations tournament billed for January. Togo has been drawn in a ‘tough’ group along with DR Congo, Morocco and defending champions Ivory Coast.