Togo international striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed he wants to play for Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak before ending his playing career.
The Tottenham Hotspur ace, who was raised up in Accra, admires Hearts for their â€˜never say dieâ€™ attitude
Adebayor wished he featured for the former African champions before leaving to his native Togo in 1999 to play for Sporting Club of Lome in Togo.
His desire to play for a top-flight side is a sharp contrast to what pertains currently where foreign-based Ghanaian players are unwilling to return to the Ghana Premier League.
â€œIâ€™m a Phobian, if that how they call it. I always have. They are a great team and I want to be associated with them before my career ends. I started playing football in Africa and I plan on ending it there and Hearts is my choiceâ€, Adebayor said after being asked about his T-shirt which had the Phobian emblem.
Adebayor spends majority of holidays in Accra where he has acquired a mansion at the affluent Trassaco Valley community.
He added that: â€œI have a lot of their souvenirs even far more than that of Arsenal, Manchester City, Madrid and Hotspur. I talk a lot with Stephen [Appiah], who was also their player before going to Europe. He told me great things about the Club and I will want to be in the record books of such a great team.
â€˜â€˜I spend most of my time in Ghana when Iâ€™m on vacation. Itâ€™s a wonderful country and the people are very friendly.Â Right now Iâ€™m at Tottenham Hotspur, hopefully and have a long way to go in my football career so I will still keep the dream alive.â€