Adebayor makes move to Spurs from City permanent

Emmanuel Adebayor made his move to Tottenham from Manchester

City permanent on Tuesday.

The Togo striker spent most of last season on loan at White Hart

Lane, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League, after falling out of

favor at City.

Tottenham spent the offseason negotiating a permanent deal with

City to secure the 28-year-old Adebayor but the switch was only

finalized on Tuesday after he missed the first match of the season.

Andre Villas-Boas’ side lost 2-1 at Newcastle on Saturday

”I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis

after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City,”

Adebayor said. ”It may have taken longer than expected but I am

delighted to be back at Tottenham Hotspur.

”I really enjoyed my time here last season and I am hoping we

can achieve great things together again.”

Tottenham is also offloading players, with Sebastien Bassong

sold to Norwich on Tuesday, and another defender, Michael Dawson,

poised to join Queens Park Rangers.