Emmanuel Adebayor becomes the third striker to join Manchester City this summer, following Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz to the City of Manchester Stadium.
Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor signed a five-year deal with Manchester City. Man City paid Arsenal a fee in the region of £25 million.
After several days of uncertainty, which at times seemed likely to jeopardise the transfer, the Togo international will join a team already packed with top quality strikers.
Arsenal Fan’s Happy with the Adebayor Transfer
However, Adebayor’s exit will not be an upset to the Arsenal fans, they’ll be keen to get the reported £25 million into Arsene Wenger’s hands.
The Arsenal supporters lost respect for the gangly hitman when, last summer, the player and his advisor’s did their utmost to get him a move to AC Milan or Barcelona. Arsenal dug their heels in, but Adebayor was never forgiven. Despite a hug pay rise, Adebayor never regained the form or commitment that saw him net 30 goals in 48 games during the 2007 / 2008 season.
Adebayor further annoyed the Arsenal faithful when he blamed the Arsenal fans for his poor form last season during a BBC interview.
Arsene Wenger, speaking yesterday, agreed:
I believe he wanted to do well but he didn’t find the confidence he had the season before. There was a little resentment you could feel through last summer.
Believe me, he’s a great player and he’ll show that again at Manchester City.
People who think that I have joined City for the money are wrong.
If I had made a move for that reason then I would have been playing for Barcelona or Milan last season.
They gave me bigger offers than Arsenal did for me to stay.
Was Adebayor hard done by, will the Arsenal fans pay for not supporting him last season? Or is Adebayor an example of a player that gives his all for himself and not his team?
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