‘I Did It To Please My Entourage’ – Emmanuel Adebayor Describes Signing For Crystal Palace As ‘Worst Decision’ Of His Career

Chris Wright

12th, June 2017

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Ever-lovable scamp Emmanuel Adebayor has described his move to Crystal Palace last year as the “worst decision” of his career.

The Togolese striker joined Palace on a six-month loan deal in January 2016 but only managed nine starts for the club – scoring but once, in a 2-1 defeat against Watford in February.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Adebayor lamented:

I had some great experiences in England in clubs who are among the best in the country.

The only error that I made was to sign for Crystal Palace in January 2016.

I did it just to please my entourage, who were saying to me: ‘Manu, you have to start playing again!’

It was the worst decision of my career.

Don’t worry sunshine. The feeling’s more the likely mutual.

After failed to make the matchday squad for the final five matches of the 2015/16 season, Adebayor was release back into the wild by Palace to little fanfare.

He subsequently signed for Turkish side Instabul Basaksehir, for whom he fared a little better this season – scoring seven goals in 16 appearances, including a hat-trick against Galatasaray.