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Adebayor returns to White Hart Lane

Emmanuel Adebayor has completed his permanent transfer to Tottenham, after agreeing a £5m move from Manchester City.

The Togo striker impressed with 17 Premier League goals in 33 matches during a loan spell last term and, although the clubs agreed a fee last month, the move stalled over a proposed pay-off.

However, a compromise was finally reached earlier today paving the way for Adebayor to join the club on a long term deal.

Last season Adebayor proved to be an important first team player for Spurs, finishing as the clubs top scorer. His strike rate of 0.55 goals per match, 1 every 175 minutes helped Tottenham significantly as they fought for a top four finish

Andre Villas Boas has done a great job at bringing the 28 year old back to the club, especially for such at such a low price. Tottenham will only pay half the players wages as AVB successfully negotiated the cheapest deal possible.

Emmanuel Adebayor converted nearly 1 in 5 of his attempts at goal last season, these came against a variety of opponents; Arsenal, Newcastle, Chelsea and Liverpool all included.

The former-Arsenal striker was the only player in last season’s Premier League to record double figures for both goals and assists (11) which is pretty impressive.

Having contributed 42% of his team’s goals last season (goals and assists combined) he was clearly a very important player to the team. (Only Robin van Persie (52%) had a higher percentage in the Premier League.)

Now, the want-away striker will now retain his position as the Lilywhites leading striker – a position Spurs had been lacking heading into the opening games of the season.

The club broke the news on their official Twitter feed.

“We are delighted to announce that we have completed the transfer of Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City. More to come soon!”

Not to be outdone, Adebayor tweeted:

“I’m back!!!! Tottenham here I come!! I’m hungry for goals…Get ready.”

I look forward to seeing him again in a Tottenham shirt; hopefully he can replicate the form we saw so often last season.