Emmanuel Adebayor

Adebayor: I want to break Drogba record

Published On 27/01/2016 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Europe, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Premier League, Top Stories

Togo star Emmanuel Adebayor has set his sights on breaking Didier Drogba’s and becoming the highest-scoring African in Premier League history.

Adebayor signed for Crystal Palace until the end of the season on Tuesday, and on 96 goals, is eight goals shy of Drogba’s 104 tally.

The former Metz, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur striker says that beating the Ivorian’s total would be the highlight of his career.

“What I have achieved in football so far, I’m quite happy with,” he told the club’s official website. “Togo has been Togo for how many years? And I am the only one to have the chance to play in the Premier League and score that amount of goals, so I am already blessed with that.

“If I can beat the record it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to me in my career, if not I will still be happy. The most important thing as a striker will be to score goals.”

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