Emmanuel Adebayor's move to Manchester City looks to be edging ever closer with the news he has been granted a work permit.

The Arsenal striker attended a hearing in Manchester on Tuesday and Sky Sports News sources can now reveal there have been no complications with what is a routine process.


I'm not sure why a transfer would require a new work permit, as if one was granted when he arrived at Arsenal I would have thought that would remain valid should he move clubs. However, as expected, it doesn't appear that there were any problems obtaining it.

Should the deal be concluded (an announced) shortly, we could even see him feature out in South Africa for the Vodacom Challenge over the next week.