Spurs complete Adebayor loan deal

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Updated: August 26, 2011

Spurs have completed the signing of Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a season long loan deal.

The former Arsenal striker‘s return to London ends Harry Redknapp’s search for a proven striker and will provide competition for Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko.

The 27-year-old made his name with Monaco before Arsene Wenger bought him to Arsenal in January 2006. The Togo International spent three years with the Gunners before joining Manchester City in 2009 in a 25 million pound deal.

Despite a bright start to life at Eastlands, the 2008 African Footballer of the year eventually fell out of favour and a falling out with Roberto Mancini saw his shipped off to Real Madrid where he spent the second half of last year on loan, scoring a brace in the Champions league encounter between Real and his new employers.

A statement on the club’s official website confirmed the move: “We are delighted to announce the signing of Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan from Manchester City.”

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