Watford boss has his say on Emmanuel Adebayor's move to Crystal Palace

Emmanuel Adebayor

Quique Sanchez Flores does not seem bothered.

Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor agreed a move to Crystal Palace this week, finally finding a new club after his September release by Tottenham Hotspur.

In that time he has been linked with a plethora of other clubs - one of which was Watford.

The Daily Mail reported earlier in the month that Watford were considering signing the striker as a free agent.

However he went elsewhere, and then went on to say how he knew very little about Palace and would have 'to Google' it.

Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores took exception to this.

He is quoted by the London Evening Standard today as saying:

“We are not disappointed because we love to have players who want to come here. Players who feel Watford. This is a project, this is not about individual players.

“[Our players] know Watford perfectly. How many people are living in Watford, how many people are in the stands at Watford, what our position is and what our history is.

"The player decides where he wants to play. If he did not find enough reasons to come here, we cannot do anything.”

The Spaniard is clearly not bothered about the fact Adebayor headed to Palace. It seems there interest was never at an advanced stage and that Watford are happy for Palace to take the baggage that comes with Adebayor's signature.

Watford have Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo in good form this season but the new year has seen the pair struggle to replicate their early season form.

Adebayor would have provided a great alternative up top for Watford but for whatever reason, that was not meant to be.

Instead he is at Palace, where he will be tasked with adding goals to their recent displays.

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