Crystal Palace striker wants to be remembered like Premier League legend

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In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor explained how he would like to be remembered in the same vein as Chelsea legend Didier Drogba when he leaves English football.

The former Arsenal man was speaking ahead of the Eagles' FA Cup final against Manchester United on Saturday, and discussed how he would like his Premier League legacy to be perceived.

"My experience in English football has been beautiful and I would love to hit and beat that target to be remembered in English football like Didier Drogba," he said.

Adebayor's spell at Selhurst Park has been marred by inconsistency and he has struggled to prove his fitness. The 32-year-old has managed just one goal in 15 appearances for the South London club and he admitted it is possible that he could leave the club in the summer.

"It is definitely possible that I move abroad but you know my love for English football," he said.

The Togolese striker highlighted the crazy nature of the English game when contemplating the thought of winning the FA Cup with Palace, after spending time at so-called bigger clubs - Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

"At Arsenal I couldn't win it with them, I went to City and couldn't win it with them, I went to Tottenham and couldn't win it," he added. "Coming to win it with Crystal Palace is crazy isn't it?"

If Adebayor were to leave during the off-season, an FA Cup final victory would be a fitting way to end his time in the English game. He signed for Arsenal from French side Monaco in 2006 for a fee of around £7 million, but has never truly reached his obvious potential.

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