MADRID - Manchester City striker Emmanuel
Adebayor is waiting for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to call
so he can return to the club where he had a successful loan
spell last season and has ruled out moving anywhere else.
The Togo international told Thursday's Spanish sports daily
As he would "get on the first plane to Los Angeles" where the
Spanish club are on the opening leg of a pre-season tour.
"I am not interested in looking for any other move that is
not going back to Real Madrid," said the 27-year-old, who
slipped down the pecking order at City after they signed Bosnian
striker Edin Dzeko in the January transfer window.
"I am waiting for his [Mourinho's] call and I hope it comes.
If it was up to me I would play three or four years for Madrid
and then retire in the white shirt."
Adebayor, African Player of the Year in 2008, moved to Real
in January as cover for the injured Gonzalo Higuain and scored
on his home debut against Sevilla in a King's Cup semi-final.
He netted twice against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions
League and scored a La Liga hat-trick against Almeria, helping
lift his overall tally to eight goals in 22 appearances.
Mourinho said this week that big-spending Real were still in
the market for a forward and hinted Adebayor was more likely to
fill the gap than potential targets Sergio Aguero of Argentina
and Brazil's Neymar.
Adebayor told As Mourinho was "without doubt" the best coach
he had worked with.
"I would say to him: 'Here I am if you need me'," Adebayor
said. "He gave me the confidence I was lacking, he made me
believe in myself and enjoy football again."
Adebayor recently revealed that he would not be interested in joining either Blackburn Rovers or Paris Saint-Germain, while in May he admitted that he came close to joining Spurs in
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