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Emmanuel Adebayor confirms Istanbul Basaksehir exit

11:18 GMT+3 21/06/2019
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The former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward disclosed that he has left the Istanbul outfit in search for a new challenge elsewhere

Emmanuel Adebayor announced that he has parted ways with Istanbul Basaksehir on mutual consent.

The Togo international has been with the Turkish Super Lig club since January 2017 after completing an 18-month deal as a free agent.

After his impressive displays in the second half of the 2016-17 season where he scored six goals in 11 league matches, Adebayor was rewarded with a new three-year contract by the Owls.

He helped Istanbul Basaksehir finish as runners-up in the 2018-19 Super Lig season and went to score 28 goals in 76 matches across all competitions during his two-and-a-half-year stay at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.

At 35 years of age, Adebayor who has enjoyed playing stints in the Spanish top-flight with Real Madrid and English Premier League with Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City stated that he is looking forward to a new adventure for the 2019-20 season.

“I would like to thank the fans, my teammates, the city of Istanbul, the club Istanbul Basaksehir and everyone involved in my success with the team,” Adebayor wrote on Instagram.

“I received a strong welcome from the country as a whole and I completely feel at home in Turkey. The club and I have come to a mutual agreement and have decided to part ways.

“All those memories and funny moments we had will always stay fresh in my mind. For now, I will continue to work hard and enjoy my vacation with friends and family.

“Thank You Istanbul, Thank you Basaksehir! As you all know me, I love challenges; so I am looking forward to the next adventure.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SEA, I would like to thank the fans, my teammates, the city of Istanbul, the club of @ibfk2014 and everyone involved in my success with the team. I received a strong welcome from the country as a whole and I completely feel at home in Turkey. The club and I have come to a mutual agreement and have decided to part ways. All those memories and funny moments we had will always stay fresh in my mind. For now, I will continue to work hard and enjoy my vacation with friends and family. Thank You Istanbul, Thank you Başakşehir ! As you all know me, I love challenges; so I am looking forward to the next adventure 🙏🏾💯🇹🇷🇹🇬🙌🏾❤️🙏🏾 #GodFirst #KeepMoving #WinningMood #LoveMyLife #Lifestyle #LoveMyJob #LiveLife #MarechalSEA #teamSEA #NoTimeToCheckTime #LifesGood💯

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