Crystal Palace January signing vows to be a positive influence

Crystal Palace January signing Emmanuel Adebayor has come out to reveal that he will be a positive leader in the dressing room for his new club, Daily Star reports.

The 31-year-old was recently snapped up by manager Alan Pardew given that he was a free agent after his contract with Tottenham was terminated last September.

He has had his fair share of controversies in regards to his departure from various clubs, leaving both Arsenal and Manchester City with troubles of his own.

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However, after making his debut for the Eagles in the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth yesterday, the striker has reassured everyone that he will be a good influence on the younger players.

“There are a lot of things said and written about Adebayor but if you ask every manager I have worked under – except maybe one or two – they will tell you I am a good influence in the dressing room,” he said.

“I don’t think they have had anyone who has played in both La Liga and Ligue 1, so I am here for some of the players to learn from.

“It’s about being a leader. It means coming into training on time and doing my job professionally.”

Adebayor enjoyed a great career in a number of European top flight leagues as he also previously played for Monaco as well as Real Madrid.

He featured 25 times back in the 2013-2014 campaign before eventually losing his place in the squad, scoring a total of 14 goals while providing another five assists.