Emmanuel Adebayor close to joining another new club

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Emmanuel Adebayor is set to make a return to football in a move which would see him follow in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

Adebayor has been at some of Europe's biggest clubs including Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Real Madrid, but he is known for fading away at teams in terms of his performances after a usually decent run of form to begin with.

The last side he played for was Crystal Palace, having joined them on a six-month deal in January. However he managed to score just once for The Eagles and was consequently released when his contract expired in June.


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That said, according to The Sun, he is believed to be on the verge of signing for Arabian Gulf League outfit Al Wasl, whose Zabeel stadium in Dubai has a lowly capacity of around 8,000.

Argentina icon Maradona managed there for a short spell during the 2011-12 season and in that time he produced many high-profile and controversial moments, none more so than when he kicked a fan for annoying him.

The 32-year-old striker is known for having hefty wage demands, but that shouldn't be a stumbling block in this move seeing as Al Wasl are owned by Rashid Al Maktoum - the son of Dubai's former ruler.

Palace didn't win any of the 12 Premier League games Adebayor featured in last term and he seemed to lose interest, however the Togo international needs to start playing regular football again ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations.

In order to make an impact at the tournament, which takes place across January and February next year, Adebayor will need to keep match-fit and he would no doubt be able to rebuild his confidence up against such amateurish defences.

Togo's captain and all-time top goalscorer nearly signed for French club Lyon last month, but that fell through and now he looks set to join Al Wasl, who are currently fifth in their league.

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