Tottenham Hotspur have signed striker
Emmanuel Adebayor from Premier League champions Manchester City
on a permanent deal, the London club said on Tuesday.
The Togo international scored 18 goals in 37 appearances for
Spurs last season on loan at White Hart Lane.
The clubs were reported by British media to have agreed a
deal last month for the 28-year-old, who had been earning about
170,000 pounds a week at City.
No financial details of the transfer fee were available but
media reports put its value at five million pounds.
Adebayor joined Tottenham's north London rivals Arsenal from
Monaco in early 2006 and moved to City in 2009 in the first wave
of big-money signings by the Manchester club's Qatari owners.
But he fell out of favour when Roberto Mancini replaced Mark
Hughes as City manager. He had a loan spell at Real Madrid in
early 2011 before joining Tottenham for the 2011/12 campaign.
"I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis
after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City,"
Adebayor told the club website:
"It may have taken longer than expected but I am delighted
to be back at Tottenham. I really enjoyed my time here last
season and I am hoping we can achieve great things together
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