February 1, 2017

Adebayor joins Istanbul Basaksehir

Adebayor joins Istanbul Basaksehir

Emmanuel Adebayor has completed a move to Turkish Super Lig high flyers Istanbul Basaksehir.

The former Manchester City and Arsenal striker was in Istanbul to hold talks with league leaders Besiktas, however negotiations broke down over the player’s wage demands.

The 32-year-old, who was released by Crystal Palace at the end of last season and has been without a club since, demanded a package worth £3million, but Besiktas were only willing to offer £2m for the player’s services.

And that stumbling block has allowed Basaksehir to step in and swoop for the forward as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of an unlikely title push.

He will be given the number 26 shirt at his new club

The capital outfit, who have to contend with the presence of Turkish giants Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas, only draw a crowd of 2,000 to their home games at the Fatih Terim Stadium.

However their modest squad, which includes former Newcastle midfielder Emre, have proved the surprise package in the league this season, and sit second in the league, two points behind Besiktas.

Adebayor posted a picture of himself on Instagram on Monday evening, hinting that he was on the move.