Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has been full of praise for his January signing Emmanuel Adebayor, who was released by fellow London side Tottenham Hotspur.

Pardew, who brought Adebayor to Selhurst Park as a free-agent following his release from the North London side, believes that the Togo international can help solve Palace’s problem – a lack of goals.

The former Newcastle United boss spoke to the media ahead of his side’s clash with AFC Bournemouth, and said that Adebayor has been training well, alongside looking terrific.

If I was a Palace fan, I’d be absolutely overjoyed — if we get him anywhere near his best, this player is of a level above most players to have ever played for this football club.

YouTube: Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace : Alan Pardew Pre-Match Press Conference

You could argue that Brighty [Mark Bright] was our best striker, and he can’t even lace Ade’s boots!

Pardew had already tried to sign the former Arsenal and Manchester City forward during his time at Newcastle, and is now happy to have his man. Pardew also went on to mention how Adebayor is capable of changing a game at any point, and his ability to find the net is something that can help the Eagles.

It’s been a clear site for the Palace supporters that goals have been hard to come by in recent weeks, so here’s hoping Adebayor can help solve that.