Emmanuel Adebayor has been with the club for a week or two now, but the Togo man has revealed that Pape Souare played a big role in convincing him to sign up for a deal at Selhurst Park.
The former Spurs man made his first start for Palace yesterday at The Liberty Stadium and despite being a little rusty, the overall style of his performance was extremely positive from start to finish. Tirelessly running at the head of the side, the rumours about the big man’s poor work-rate look to be wide of the mark so far, not that we should assume things won’t change in the coming weeks and months.
He has spoken at length about his hopes of repairing a damaged reputation during his stay with us, with Pape’s ringing endorsement of life in SE25 sure to have had an impact on Emmanuel’s deliberations before putting pen to paper on a contract with us until the end of the season.
Souare’s sentiments are wonderful to read, given the relatively short period of time he’s been with us himself, clearly, we’ve all made quite an impact on him since he first joined from Lille.
We may well be going through a relatively rough spell of late, but it’s with interviews like the one above, that prompt us to take pride in the fact that our players still feel truly bonded to our fans thanks to the backing we give them each week.
We could well see Adebayor stay with us for years and bed himself into the club in the truest sense of the word. I wouldn’t hold your breath on that front, but his comments are certainly a good starting point for a long and harmonious relationship.