Adebayor keen to secure permanent deal

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has stated that he wants to move to Real Madrid, and would love to finish his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The former Arsenal striker spent a loan spell at the Spanish giants last season, and has refused to return to City’s pre-season training after being left out of the squad to tour the United States.

With a transfer looking likely, the African forward only has one destination in mind and he admitted talks were held with Jose Mourinho before the summer break.

“We talked before we went on vacation. He said he was calm, that he wanted me to stay. If he called me right now, I would catch the first plane out to Los Angeles (where Real are currently on their pre-season tour). If I could play three or four years in Madrid, I would retire at the club, I don’t want to go anywhere other than Madrid,” he told Spanish daily AS.

The 27-year-old has also full of praise for ‘The Special One’, claiming he is the best coach he has ever worked with.

“He gave me the confidence I needed, made me believe in myself and enjoy football again. Mourinho is the best coach I’ve ever worked with, no doubt, and Madrid will win titles with him.

”I would love to play under him again and I say, ‘I’m here if you need me’. If we do not meet again, I wish him and the club well and I say this wholeheartedly, ‘I owe you one’,” he concluded.

Adebayor has also been linked with a summer move to Tottenham, Paris St Germain and Zenit St Petersburg.