Adebayor singled out the 21-year-old Urmston-raised star as one of the most impressive and eye-catching performers on the Carrington training ground.
"Michael has really impressed me," Adebayor told City's website. "I didn't really know him before I joined the club but I love the style of his play.
"He is a very calm player on the pitch. Even in difficult moments he does what he thinks is right and he has a style that other players like and admire."