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Ex-Spurs and Arsenal striker Adebayor signs for Istanbul Basaksehir

Former Crystal Palace striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18-month deal.

The 32-year-old has been without a club since leaving Palace in the summer but did feature for Togo in the African Nations Cup this month.

Adebayor, who also took in spells with Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham during a ten-year stint in England, was unable to prevent Togo from making a group-stage exit in Gabon.

Istanbul Basaksehir - who are currently second in the Turkish Super Lig, two points behind Besiktas - conducted a medical with the forward on Tuesday morning before announcing his arrival on Twitter.


Reports: Spurs release Adebayor on compassionate leave after Facebook posts

Adebayor has a complicated relationship with his siblings. Credit: PA

Tottenham Hotspur have given Emmanuel Adebayor compassionate leave to return to Togo to sort out some personal issues, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The striker has recently posted a series of updates on his Facebook page that listed a number of allegations against his family.

Adebayor admitted in his most recent post that he considered committing suicide on numerous occasions due to family issues.

"Many times I wanted to give up. Ask my sister Iyabo Adebayor how many times I have called and was ready to commit suicide," Adebayor wrote.

"I kept these stories for years. But if I die, no-one would know my story, no-one would learn from it. Some people say I should keep these stories private, but someone has to sacrifice himself, someone has to talk about it."

Adebayor will miss the final game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday and will not travel on the post-season tour to Malaysia and Sydney.

Spurs striker makes extraordinary claims on Facebook

Adebayor wants other African families to learn from his troubles. Credit: PA

Emmanuel Adebayor has opened up about his complicated family life in a lengthy Facebook post.

The Spurs striker is often criticised for demanding extortionate wages even though he plays very little first team football.

Adebayor claims that his family members have made extraordinary demands since he came to prominence as football ten years ago.

In a section of the post, he explained:

I was in Ghana when I received the news about my brother Peter being seriously ill. I drove the fastest I could to Togo in order to meet him and help. When I arrived, my mother said I could not see him and I should just give the money and she would solve everything...

I organized a meeting in 2005 to solve our family issues. When I asked them about their opinion, they said I should build each family member a house and give each of them a monthly wage...

If I am writing this, the main purpose is not to expose my family members. I just want other African families to learn from this.

– Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor

QPR back in as Spurs block West Ham Adebayor deal

Emmanuel Adebayor could yet join QPR after Spurs blocked his move to Premier League rivals West Ham.

Spurs weren't keen on Adebayor joining West Ham. Credit: PA

Spurs were wary of strengthening the Hammers who are just two points behind them in the league table.

The striker would have favoured a move to Upton Park and it's unclear whether he will accept a loan deal with QPR instead.

Spurs striker Adebayor returns home

Spurs have allowed striker Emmanuel Adebayor to return to Togo for personal reasons, the Premier League club have confirmed.

It is yet unknown when the former Arsenal man, who has struggled for form this season, will return to England.

Emmanuel Adebayor will head home. Credit: PA


Reports of racist chants at Spurs Europa League clash

It has been reported that Tottenham players were tonight subjected to racist chants by Inter Milan supporters, who were also seen waving an inflatable banana.

Spurs lost 4-1 after extra-time on the night but progressed to the Europa League quarter-finals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor runs at the Inter Milan defence. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Monkey chants appeared to be aimed at several Tottenham players, notably goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor, while a fan was seen with an inflatable banana.