Good Luck Emmanuel, You’re going to need it when you find yourself warming the Eastlands bench!
Emmanuel Adebayor has passed a medical and will move to Manchester City once his work permit is approved.
The Togo striker, who has spent three-and-a-half seasons at Arsenal, is believed to be valued at £25m.
The 25-year-old, who scored 16 times for the Gunners last season, has also been linked to AC Milan and Chelsea.
City boss Mark Hughes said as Carlos Tevez was unveiled: “There have been discussions and possibly a deal to be done but nothing has been concluded.”
Speaking at the press conference to announce the signing of the former Manchester United striker, Hughes admitted that there could be more arrivals at the big-spending club before the start of the season.
“It may well be that opportunities will present themselves. We still have areas we want to strengthen,” he said. (BBC Sport)
I am sure that for Gunners fans this can’t happen quick enough, and when the Togolese international comes up against Arsenal next term he will surely be greeted with a crescendo of boos. Clearly the height of the strikers ambitions is measured in pound signs and now he is about to get the deal his big head believes he deserves, however he should factor one thing into the equation. Will he even be a regularly first choice starter?
Think about it, even if you only take into account the big name strikers at Man City Mark Hughes is going to have rotate a great deal just to keep everyone happy. How the hell do you accommodate Robinho, Roque Santa Cruz, Carlos Tevez and Emmanuel Adebayor, at a push you could play two and the Brazilian behind that pairing but then there is Craig Bellamy who only arrived in January!
Hughes is an intelligent man and he must be aware that the mentality of the type of player he is bringing by offering obscene wages will not be conducive to a harmonious dressing room.