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OFFICIAL: Free agent Adebayor pens Basaksehir deal

11:48 GMT 31/01/2017
Emmanuel Adebayor Crystal Palace 2016
The Turkish club have confirmed that they have completed the signing of the former Arsenal and Tottenham striker on an 18-month contract

Istanbul Basaksehir have completed the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a free transfer.

The experienced attacker, 32, had been without a club since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, but has now found a new home in the Super Lig.

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Adebayor has signed a contract until June 2018 with the Istanbul outfit.

"I had talks with a lot of people from this club and the way they presented the project to me was quite interesting," Adebayor told beIN Sports.

"I am happy to be part of this beautiful project and to be part of this club. 

"I want to do my job, which is to score goals and to help the team in games."

The striker started his professional career with Metz and also wore the jerseys of Monaco, Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham before joining Palace.

He failed to make much of an impact at his last club, though, and was released on a free transfer during the close season.