19 Jul 2009

Man City sign Adebayor

8:16 am on 19 July 2009

Manchester City have continued their spending spree with the signing of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old Togo international, who has penned a five-year contract, joins an impressive City forward line.

The big-spending Premier League football club already boasts Carlos Tevez and Roque Santa Cruz, also signed in the close season, plus Robinho, Craig Bellamy and Benjani Mwaruwari.

City are bankrolled by wealthy Arab owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan and considered the richest club in the world.

British media estimated the transfer fee paid for Adebayor was about $63 million (25 million pounds).