Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has finally completed a permanent transfer to Tottenham Hotspur from Manchester City after a saga which has run all summer-long.
I'm back!!!! Tottenham here I come!! I'm hungry for goals...Get ready.— Emmanuel Adebayor (@Sheyiadebayor) August 21, 2012
The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Tottenham from City, scoring 18 goals in 37 appearances.
We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City. More to come soon!— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 21, 2012
Adebayor said: "I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City.
"It may have taken longer than expected but I am delighted to be back at Tottenham Hotspur. I really enjoyed my time here last season and I am hoping we can achieve great things together again."
"Adebayor (or K2, as we like to call him) struck up a great partnership with Rafael van der Vaart last season, and will look to do the same with Gylfi Sigurdsson this time around. There's no reason why it wouldn't work with the Icelandic international. K2 will look to pull defenders out of position, and Gylfi, Gareth Bale, and Aaron Lennon, should prosper in the spaces.
I would expect Spurs to sign another forward - K2 and Jermain Defoe is not a deep bench - but at least Spurs have someone to build around in the attack."