Emmanuel Adebayor keen to stay at Real Madrid
Real Madrid striker, on loan from Manchester City, wants to sign a permanent deal with La Liga club
Emmanuel Adebayor has urged Real Madrid to make his loan deal permanent following his two-goal haul against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.
Adebayor, who joined Madrid on a six-month loan deal from Manchester City in January, scored the first two goals in Real’s 4-0 victory over Spurs in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Bernabeu.
And the 27-year-old former Arsenal striker, whose temporary deal includes an option for the La Liga club to sign the striker on a permanent basis in the summer, hopes his brace will help encourage Los Blancos to tie him down to a long-term contract.
When asked if he wants to stay in the Spanish capital, Adebayor said: “Of course I do. I don’t know at the moment [what will happen].
“I just keep going working hard in training. I still have one or two months left so we will see.”
Adebayor, who joined City from Arsenal for £25m in 2009, says Tuesday’s performance was his best since arriving in the Spanish capital just under three months ago.
“It was my best game for Real Madrid,” he said. “When you join a new club the most important thing is to score.
“It’s always special to score in the Champions League. I have to keep working hard now, keep going and keep working in training to progress.
“I’m very happy. Now we have the second leg to finish the job. It puts us in a good position going to London.”