Adebayor passes Real medical
Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has passed a medical ahead of completing a loan move to Real Madrid until the end of the season, the Spanish club said Wednesday.
"We completed all our tests and he is in perfect health," Real's chief of medical services Carlos Diez told the club's website. "He feels like he is ready to be working with the team. He has a tremendous physique and is readily available to the coaching staff as soon as he joins the team."
The 26-year-old Togo international has been brought in to add urgently needed firepower after Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain underwent surgery to fix a slipped disc earlier this month and is expected to be out of action for another four months.
French international Karim Benzema has filled in but while he scored the only goal in last Sunday's win over Real Mallorca he has rarely convinced, leaving Real Madrid to look elsewhere to fill the gap.
Higuain, who was signed from River Plate in 2007, normally partners Cristiano Ronaldo in the front line and has been coach Jose Mourinho's choice ahead of Benzema.
Adebayor will be available to play in the UEFA Champions League as well as La Liga, the Spanish top flight, and should his loan spell go well at the Bernabeu, the player could sign permanently for Real.
The 2008 African Player of the Year joined Manchester City from Arsenal before the start of the 2009/10 season in a £25million move, having been at the Gunners from 2006 when he signed from French side Monaco.
He scored 14 goals in his first season with the club and has five goals in the 12 matches he played during the current campaign.