OFFICIAL: Free agent Adebayor pens Basaksehir deal

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.

Kulübümüz, Emmanuel Adebayor ile 1.5 yıllık sözleşme imzaladı |

— İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) January 31, 2017

“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.

Yeni transferimiz Emmanuel Adebayor( @E_Adebayor ) @MedipolSaglik Mega Hastanesi’nde sağlık taramasından geçti. |

— İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) January 31, 2017

Adebayor featured for Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations this month, with Claude Le Roy’s men crashing out in the group stages.

Basaksehir have been one of the revelations of the Turkish top flight this campaign and sit second in the table with 42 points from 19 games, trailing leaders Besiktas by two points.