Ade eyes permanent Madrid move

Adebayor joined Madrid on a five-month loan from City in January

and has made 21 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side in all

competitions, scoring five goals. Adebayor’s future remains

unknown, but the Togo international, who has described his time in

Madrid as “sensational”, admits he would take a pay-cut to stay

with the Spanish giants. “I did it to come here and I would do it

again. Whatever is necessary, there’s no better club in the world,”

the 27-year-old told Spanish newspaper AS. “I love Madrid, I want

to continue. My friends tell me that I seem happier, even when I’m

on the bench.” Asked if City might be willing to lower their asking

price, Adebayor added: “I hope so, it’s an intelligent club. They

have many players and not everyone can stay. Hopefully they will be

prepared to negotiate.”