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Adebayor makes Tottenham switch permanent

21 August 2012 19:30

Emmanuel Adebayor has completed a five-million pound transfer from Premier League champions Manchester City to Tottenham.

North London club Tottenham have been seeking to bring last season's loan signing to White Hart Lane on a permanent deal since July.

But Adebayor's high wage demands along with a dispute with City over a transfer fee put the deal in jeopardy.

However, Tottenham announced on Tuesday that the club had signed the 2008 African Player of the Year on a permanent deal.

A Spurs statement read: "We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City."

The 28 year-old Togolese striker also expressed his satisfaction at sealing a permanent move.

"I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City," he told the club's official website.

"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."

Adebayor scored 18 goals in 37 appearances during an impressive loan spell for Spurs last season.

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# Team MP D P
1 36 +30 77
2 35 +39 69
3 36 +25 67
4 36 +30 64
5 35 +12 60
6 35 +17 59
7 36 +14 57
8 35 +11 55
9 36 -14 48
10 34 +7 47
11 35 +6 44
12 35 -6 44
13 36 -13 43
14 36 -14 41
15 36 -20 41
16 36 -10 39
17 36 -25 33
18 35 -18 32
19 35 -26 31
20 36 -45 16

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