Togo’s Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish club Kayserispor on a one-year deal.
The former Arsenal and Real Madrid forward departed last year’s Super Lig runners-up Istanbul Basaksehir at the end of last season by mutual consent.
On their website, Kayserispor wished the frontman well as they hope both player and club will be beneficiaries of the striker’s time at the club.
In an interview, Adebayor expressed happiness in joining the Turkish club, “This is a league I know very well and I feel happy to be here. We can only do something great together and I want to make positive contribution to the great quality already here at the club.”
Kayserispor are winless and currently 13th in the 18-team Super Lig table after two matches this season.
Adebayor joins Ivorian Brice Dja Djedje, Ghana’s Bernard Mensah, Nigeria’s Anthony Uzodimma and Cameroon’s Paul-Georges Ntep at the club.
Named the 2007 BBC African Footballer of the Year and the Caf African Player of the Year the following year, Adebayo’s only silverware at club level was the Spanish Copa del Rey in 2011 with Real Madrid.
He’s played for the Sparrow Hawks in four Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2006, 2013 and 2017.
However, Adebayor was left out of the Togo squad for next month’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Comoros.