Adebayor's Move To Olympique Lyon Fails To Materialise

Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor's move to Olympique Lyonnais has failed to materialise. has it that the French side remains hopeful to sign the former Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace striker.

With a spate of injuries to cope with including to star striker Alexandre Lacazette, Lyon are seeking reinforcements with Adebayor seen as a good signing in the next 24 hours.

However, it is reported that while the 32-year-old was expected to jet into France, the move has hit a snag according to the Lyon CEO Olivier Blanc who revealed as much their 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

"Our recruit could have been him, but in the end, it won't be him," said CEO Olivier Blanc.

On the other hand, Lyon's President, Jean-Michel Aulas, expressed hopes to sign the lanky forward saying he likes Adebayor.

"I love Adebayor. Is it possible? If he really wants to, anything is possible...," adds the president.

Meanwhile, Adebayor's former Arsenal and Spurs teammate William Gallas believes the Togolese man is a complete striker.

"He's really the complete striker," Gallas told SFR Sport.

"He's a forward who would be good for OL because he can keep the ball - he's quick, he's a good header of the ball and he can shoot with both feet. I think he would contribute a lot to Lyon." 
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