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Ex-Tottenham, Arsenal, Man City & Real Madrid hitman wants Chelsea legend’s record

Crystal Palace new boy Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he is targeting Didier Drogba‘s record as the all-time top African scorer in the Premier League.

The Togo frontman has been out of action for several months after being released by Tottenham Hotspur in December, but has finally returned to action with the Eagles.

Alan Pardew’s side have been somewhat short in attack in recent weeks, and their early-season form has evaporated.

The former Newcastle United coach will be desperate for his new signing—who has agreed a five-month deal—to hit the ground running and begin to find the net with the kind of unswerving regularity that he has shown only in patches during the campaign.

To date, the forward has bagged 96 goals in 230 outings in the EPL so far, and remains eight goals short of the 104 bagged by Drogba during his two spells with Chelsea.

Speaking to the media upon his unveiling at Selhurst Park—as per the club’s official website [as per the South London Press]—Adebayor has insisted that he’s keen to emulate (and surpass) Drogba.

“What I have achieved in football so far, I’m quite happy with,” the hitman told the club website. “Togo has been Togo for how many years? And I am the only one to have the chance to play in the Premier League and score that amount of goals, so I am already blessed with that.

“If I can beat the record it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my career, if not I will still be happy. The most important thing as a striker will be to score goals.

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