French club Olympique Lyonnais have withdrawn from a move to sign Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The club had been in talks over landing the forward to replace injured Alexandre Lacazette. The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Crystal Palace is currently without a club making him one of best options to sign off the transfer season. But the French side are disappointed Adebayor delayed his arrival for talks with club officials. The 32-year-old was also said to have told the club he would be representing Togo at the African Nations Cup in January. The reason coupled with the fact he would be ineligible to play for the club at the group stages of the Champions League forced the side to pull out of the deal.
“Olympique Lyonnais has decided not to pursue the discussions initiated with Emmanuel Adebayor who, since the beginning of the week, had delayed his trip to Lyon before coming yesterday to OL Park where Bruno Genesio was able to speak with him,” Lyon said in a statement.