Former Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that he convinced Thomas Partey to join Arsenal this summer.
Adebayor is one of the few players to have represented both Arsenal and Spurs in the Premier League era.
Despite having relatively decent records at both North London clubs, the Togo international is not remembered fondly by either fan base given how his time at both clubs ended.
The striker joined Manchester City in 2009 after falling out with Arsene Wenger and performed the infamous sliding celebration in front of the Arsenal fans in the away end at the Etihad stadium after running the length of the pitch.
While taunting Arsenal fans in the manner he did might have endeared him to Spurs fans, things once again turned ugly for Adebayor in his final season at White Hart Lane as he was one of the so-called ‘bomb squad’ who refused to buy into Mauricio Pochettino’s methods and was forced out by the Argentine.
It looks like the 36-year-old is trying to make amends for the way things ended at Arsenal as he has labelled the Gunners ‘a family’.
Speaking about Partey, Adebayor told Kweku Zurek’s YouTube channel: “He (Partey) told me that some clubs in England namely Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and others have shown interest in him and he needs advice.
“I advised him to go to Arsenal because I have had the opportunity to play there and I think it will be good for his development.
“Arsenal is more than a club, it is a family. I’m impressed with his performances so far in the Premier League.”
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