Emmanuel Adebayor joins Olimpia Asuncion in Paraguay

Emmanuel Adebayor Paraguay's Olimpia Asuncion Sign Veteran Togo Striker

Adebayor will be reunited with former Manchester City team-mate, Roque Santa Cruz, who joined the club in 2016.

Paraguayan side now sits fifth in the early stages of their Apertura campaign, and President Marco Trovato promised to make a big splash by signing the veteran striker if the club signed up an additional 20,000 members over the weekend.

He will be officially presented to the club's fans and Paraguay's media on Friday, the club said in a statement. "Thank you", Adebayor said in a brief video posted on the club's Twitter account.

Touré could be the next big-name veteran to arrive in South America, with Rodrigo Codas, an agent who played a role in Adebayor's move to Olimpia, claiming the Ivorian's representative has asked him to help evaluate the market.

Adebayor, 35, will join up with former City team-mate Roque Santa Cruz at Olimpia, where his fellow veteran was top scorer in the Paraguayan league previous year.


Adebayor will be available for Olimpia's 2020 Copa Libertadores campaign in which they face Brazilians Santos, Defensa y Justicia of Argentina and Ecuador's Delfin in Group G.

Adebayor, who has been capped 87 times for Togo, began his professional career at French club Metz in 2001.

Adebayor's most prominent days came with Arsenal, with the forward playing over 100 Premier League matches for the club.

During his stint at City, Adebayor would go out on loan to both Real Madrid and Tottenham before completing a permanent move to White Hart Lane in 2012.

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