Adebayor snubs Rovers, Paris Saint-Germain offers

Mohamed Mosselhi, Wednesday 29 Jun 2011

Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor says he will neither join English Side Blackburn Rovers nor French outfit Paris Saint-Germain in the close of season

Emmanuel Adebayor

Manchester City’s Togolese striker Emanuel Adebayor rubbished reports linking him with a possible move to either Blackburn Rovers or Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during the summer.

The 27-year-old, who spent the last six months on loan at Real Madrid, rejected an offer from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg last week, saying he is looking to stay with the Spanish giants.

"At Real, I got a taste for what it's like winning a trophy. I can only go where we play to win a trophy or win the championship and not to play mid-table,” Sky Sports quoted Adebayor as telling Ivorian newspaper The Patriot.

"It is clear that I will not (win trophies) at Zenit or Blackburn. I say thank you to PSG for thinking of me, but for all the respect I owe them, I will not go there.”

Adebayor is unlikely to fulfil his aim of staying with Real Madrid, however. The Spanish league runners-up said last month they would not take up an option to sign the 2008 African Player of the Year on a permanent basis.

‘’I'd like to stay with the merengue. But you know I am a footballer and what is important is to play football whether it's Manchester City or elsewhere. For now, I take my holidays with my family and after, when I go back to my club, we'll see," he concluded.

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