Emmanuel Adebayor: Paraguay’s Club Olimpia agree ‘deal in principle’ for Togo legend


Emmanuel Adebayor left his Turkish club Keyserispor in December

Paraguay giants Olimpia Asuncion have agreed a deal “in principle” to sign Togo legend Emmanuel Adebayor.

The 35-year-old is a free agent after ending a brief spell with Turkish side Kayserispor in December for personal reasons.

The deal is expected to go through when the 43-time Primera Division champions reach 35,000 season ticket holders, according to club president Marco Trovato.

“If by Monday, there is additional 20,000 season ticket holders [to reach 35,000], Emmanuel Adebayor will be an Olimpia player and be presented on Wednesday,” Trovato announced at a news conference.

“This is our challenge, our objective, my commitment as well as that of the management, for the supporters of Olimpia. Everything is in principle.”

The former Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Crystal Palace striker’s nomadic career path has taken him to France, Spain and Turkey, but is keen to move to South America.

“Hello, I’m Emmanuel Adebayor. Become a member so we can see each other in Olimpia soon,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.