Emmanuel Adebayor on the verge of joining Paraguayan side
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Emmanuel Adebayor on the verge of joining Paraguayan side

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor is in South America to finalise his move to the Paraguayan side Olimpia. 

In a video posted on Twitter by a Paraguayan journalist Pancho Jauregui, the Togolese striker announced that he was departing for Paraguay to finalise talks to join the club.

In the video, Adebayor said that he was excited to join Olimpia as he departed his Accra residence.

At 36, the former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Manchester City forward will team up with his former teammate Roque Santa Cruz. 38-year-old Santa has rediscovered his deadly form since joining his home club four years ago. Last season, he finished as Paraguay's top goalscorer with 26 goals. 

Olimpia have won a record 43 Primera División titles to date, including a unique record run of winning the league six consecutive times. The only Paraguayan club to win a CONMEBOL title, Olimpia have won three Copa Libertadores, and been runners-up four times, as well as two Recopa Sudamericanas, one Intercontinental Cup, one Copa Interamericana, and one Supercopa Sudamericana, a competition they won automatically in 1991.

In 1979 they achieved the rare feat of winning all possible official titles on offer that year. They completed the quadruple by winning the Paraguayan championship, Copa Libertadores, the Copa Interamericana and Intercontinental Cup.