Regarding his move to Selhurst Park, Adebayor admitted he was encouraged by Senegalese left-back Souare to join a family club that has a little African contingent for him to enjoy.
"It was a couple of months ago when my agent called and told me that Palace were interested," he told the club's official website.
"I said, 'if it's possible then why not?' At the end of the day I just want to play football and here I am!
"Pape Souare has been talking to me a lot trying to bring me here for the past couple of months. He's been saying it's a family club that's beautiful inside and outside, and that mentality is right for me. Now I'm here I'm looking forward to figuring it out for myself.
"I've met (Ivory Coast-born English winger Wilfried) Zaha before and Bolasie is a crazy dude from Congo.
"Souare is the same and that's what I like. It's important that I am happy, and I want to bring some enjoyment to make this a perfect team."
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