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Emmanuel Adebayor Has Got A Surprising New Role

Emmanuel Adebayor Has Got A Surprising New Role

Emmanuel Adebayor has just cemented his place as one of the craziest players to ever grace the beautiful game after being appointed as chief of a tribe in Togo.

The 33-year-old was never far away from the headlines during his time in the Premier League.

Adebayor made his name at Arsenal after signing from Monaco in 2006.

But after three years with the London club, the forward made a controversial move to Manchester City and became the most hated man at the Emirates after THAT celebration.

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It didn't help matters that Adebayor returned to the Premier League after a short loan spell with Real Madrid to sign for Tottenham.

Image: PA

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However, now playing with İstanbul Basaksehir, the former Gooner is spending 10 days in his native Togo, taking part in a fundraising tour.

And he was appointed as a tribal chief after being recognised for his humanitarian work in the west African nation where he has pledged to support 90 children for a year.

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Adebayor could grace the Champions League once again next season after Basaksehir defied the odds to finish second in the Turkish Super Lig, but the well-travelled striker could potentially return to the Premier League.

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Earlier this month, BeINSports reported that the Swans are interested in signing Adebayor as part of a player-plus-cash swap deal that would see Bafétimbi Gomis head in the other direction.

Gomis, who signed for Swansea on a free transfer in 2014, returned to France on loan with Marseille last season and scored an impressive 21 goals in 33 appearances for the club.

But his fine form is not likely to see him brought back into the Swansea fold by Paul Clement, with the talk being that the club have offered €3 million euros plus Gomis in an attempt to bring Adebayor to the Liberty Stadium.

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Swansea's offer was knocked back by Basaksehir because of concerns over the wages that Gomis would command should he join the club.

But a deal could still be struck as it's believed that Basaksehir have made a counter offer, FIFA career mode style, and they want €5.5 million plus Gomis if Adebayor, said to be happy in Istanbul, is going to return to English football.

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, ​Emmanuel Adebayor, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Crystal Palace

Josh Lawless

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