Emmanuel Adebayor explains how Pape Souare helped convince him to join Crystal Palace

Emmanuel Adebayor

The left-back was on the former Tottenham Hotspur man's case about a move.

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 - especially those in the London area.

In the end he decided to join Palace and speaking in the club's official matchday programme recently he spoke about one player who worked hard to bring him to Selhurst Park.

He was speaking about Palace left-back Pape Souare. Adebayor said of the 25-year-old Senegalese international:

“Pape Souare has been talking to me a lot trying to bring me here for the past couple of months. He’s been saying it’s a family club that’s beautiful inside and outside, and that mentality is right for me. Now I’m here I’m looking forward to figuring it out for myself."

Adebayor's arrival was clearly something of a priority for Alan Pardew at Palace.

The club have struggled for striking options this season and the addition of the former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Spurs star will undoubtedly help strengthen Palace in their attacking options.

If Adebayor can keep his head straight and hit the back of the net regularly then this could prove to be the signing of the transfer window.

If he does indeed prove himself to be a hit, then Souare might claim a large part of the credit.

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