Emmanuel Adebayor acknowledges that he has a “bad reputation” in England, but he cannot understand why.
Adebayor is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations with Togo, but is without a club after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.
The 32-year-old has made 242 career Premier League appearances across spells with Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Palace, scoring a total of 97 goals.
He left Palace after scoring just once in 15 games however, and cannot explain his “bad reputation” in the country.
“You know me well enough – I love England, love the Premier League and want to find a way to get back there,” he told The Guardian. “I want to hit the top level again, that’s for sure. If not, I just want to play football and have fun, so if I get an offer somewhere then I’ll go.
“I have a bad reputation in England and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s something that has just followed me.
“But one thing I always say is that 90% of the people I’ve played with would say I’m an amazing guy, a great team-mate. Other people, those who work on the gate at every stadium I’ve played at, will tell you I am a humble guy and a nice person.
“But the press will say what they want, and in my career I’ve been unfortunate enough to have a lot of negativity.”