Ex-Arsenal duo Mathieu Flamini and Emmanuel Adebayor set to join Turkish minnows 

The former Arsenal duo Mathieu Flamini and Emmanuel Adebayor look set to join the Turkish Super League side Caykur Rizespor.

The story has been met with surprise in Turkey as Rizespor are by no means one of the Super Leagues big boys .

Both Flamini and Adebayor are free agents after their contracts with Arsenal and Crystal Palace expired.

Rizespor manager Hikmet Karaman has confirmed that an agreement has been met with the duo.

“We reached an agreement in principle with both players,” Rizespor coach Hikmet Karaman told Anadolu Agency.

“They’ll come to Rize within a few days and the last step of negotiations are going to be done.

“This is down to everyone devotedly working to finish the deals, so I have to thank the board of directors and our president.”

Flamini made 242 appearances 0ver two spells with Arsenal while Adebayor spent three years at the north London based club from 2006-2009 before making a controversial move to Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Fanatik state that Flamini and Adebayor will earn £1.7 million per-season. Per the source, Flamini and Adebayor will arrive in Turkey for their medical over the next few days where they will become the highest paid player at the Black Sea based club.

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