Wednesday 09 January 2013
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that their striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been called up by the Togolese Football Association to represent the country in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.
Adebayor will be available for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers but will then travel to South Africa for the tournament which begins on January 19 and finishes on February 10.
With the final’s squads to be confirmed by midnight this evening, 12 players from Barclays Premier League clubs are set to feature in the competition: Gervinho (Arsenal/Ivory Coast), Karim El Ahmadi (Aston Villa/Morocco), Jon Obi Mikel, Victor Moses (both Chelsea/Nigeria), Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool/Morocco), Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, Abdul Razak (all Manchester City/Ivory Coast), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United/Ivory Coast), Samba Diakite (QPR/Mali), Emmanuel Mayuka (Souhampton/Zambia), Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur/Togo), Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom/DR Congo), Modibo Maiga (West Ham/Mali), Arouna Kone (Wigan Athletic/Ivory Coast).
Liverpool have announced that defender Andre Wisdom has signed “long-term” contract at the club. The 19-year-old put pen to paper on the deal at the club’s training complex this morning.
"It's a great honour to sign a new contract at the club and I'm very happy,” Wisdom told the club’s website. "It was an easy decision to make - as soon as they offered it to me, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands because it's a great club and I just want to continue to play for Liverpool.
"I am happy with the progress I've made so far and hopefully I can progress more in the second half of the season and continue to keep playing. There's still so much hard work ahead. There is big competition within the team and everyone wants to play football. I just hope I can keep progressing and continue in the way I have been."
Wisdom scored on his senior debut with a goal against Young Boys in the UEFA Europa League and has made eight appearances in the Barclays Premier League.
Wisdom follows Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Suso, Raheem Sterling, Brad Jones and Jonjo Shelvey in committing his future to the club since the summer.
West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that their striker Romelu Lukaku will remain at The Hawthorns for the rest of the season after his parent club Chelsea did not exercise a recall option before it expired on Mojnday.
The 19-year-old Belgian joined West Brom on a season-long loan in August and his seven goals make him the club’s top Barclays Premier League scorer.