Paraguayan club Olimpia is using expected Emmanuel Adebayor signing to increase their paid-up members (socios).
In a statement by the club president, Marco Trovato said that Adebayor signature will only be possible if the club recruits 20,000 socios by Monday.
“If on Monday there are 20,000 more socios, Emmanuel Adebayor will be an Olimpia player and will be presented next Wednesday (February 12). This is our challenge, our objective, my commitment as well as that of t all the Olimpist people, "said Marco Trovato.
It is not the first time Trovato has made such a challenge. Last year, he managed to net 15,000 socios in a weekend as he signed Ale Silva.
En el corte de las 16:30 llegamos a 12.932— Club Olimpia (@elClubOlimpia) February 9, 2020
¡Nos faltan aún 7068, por lo que extendemos la atención del club hasta las 19:00 hs! ⏱
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Buy Sunday, the club has already recruited 13,000 new socios and counting, on course to hit the 20,000 target and welcome the Togolese striker to the club.
Adebayor had urged the club's fans to sign up as members if they wanted him at the club. In a short video posted on Twitter he said:
"Hello, I'm Emmanuel Adebayor, become a member so that we can meet soon in Olimpia ".
It is understood that Adebayor is already in Asuncion ahead of contract talks and medical examinations before joining the club.