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Crystal Palace completed the signing of former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on Tuesday.
Adebayor was a free agent after leaving Tottenham in September. He visited Palace’s training ground for talks on Tuesday before finalising a short-term deal until the end of the season.
The deal includes an option for a longer extension should he impress at Selhurst Park, sources say, and Adebayor has accepted the offer despite initially wanting a long-term contract.
The striker’s future has been the subject of speculation for some time with a number of clubs credited with an interest in his services.
Palace boss Alan Pardew revealed earlier this month that he was considering a move for Adebayor to help solve his side’s goal scoring problems.
The Adebayor deal also signals the end of Palace’s reported interest in signing Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan, with sources saying Newcastle have made a loan enquiry for the Frenchman.