Emmanuel Adebayor admits he doesn't know much about Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace signing Emmanuel Adebayor has conceded he will need to use Google to research his new club, reports Sky Sports.

"I don't know much about the club but it's better to learn," he said. "So I'll be going on Google and finding out more about them.

Despite his lack of knowledge about his new employers, the 31-year-old is determined to give his all for Palace after being without a club for five months prior to signing a short-term deal on Tuesday.


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"Whatever the team want to achieve I will follow them. I want to help them win games and that's what I'm here for.

"They're not far from the top five and that'll be difficult to reach as there are a lot of big games to play, but let's get out there, have fun and enjoy ourselves.”

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The ex-Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker has also set his sights on surpassing Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s record as the highest-scoring African in Premier League history.

The Ivorian struck 96 league goals in 230 appearances for the Blues across two spells between 2004-12 and 2014-15.

Adebayor, whose tally in the English top-flight is currently eight short of Drogba, has 15 matches left this season to close the gap.

Given his lack of football in recent months, it would be a remarkable effort if the Togolese striker was to catch the former Blue after he parted company with Spurs by mutual consent in September 2015.

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Adebayor arrives at Selhurst Park with Alan Pardew’s side third-joint lowest scorers in the Premier League with 24 goals from 23 matches this season.

The controversial star joins a strike force comprising Fraizer Campbell, Dwight Gayle, Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh, who have registered just one goal between them to date.

Palace are currently 11th in the table and winless in their previous six games, falling to defeat in their last four.

The north Londoners face a difficult run-in with Liverpool, Manchester United, Leicester City and Arsenal to come in their remaining fixtures.

Is Adebayor a smart acquisition for Crystal Palace or merely a waste of wages?

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