West Ham are understood to have rejected a deal which would have seen the much travelled Emmanuel Adebayor arrive at the club.
I say thank goodness for that: good old common sense has prevailed!
Reports in today’s Daily Telegraph claim Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, was ready to let us take Adebayor on a free transfer – but top brass at the Boleyn saw his £110,000 a week wages as ‘inhibitive’! Not ‘arf!
Back in January, Levy was not prepared to let him join on a wage-sharing loan deal. Now, apparently, the Togolese striker can come on a free transfer because Spurs want rid. Well thanks Levy, but nothing’s changed anyway in terms of our finances. We still don’t have deep pockets!
Adebayor may, or may not, be ready to take a wage cut given that he is now 31 – not the 28 he was when joining the North Londoners.
He has had his share of issues down the years and his goal-scoring record is probably best described as ‘average’.
It’s a tough call getting a decent striker, and it’s well known we still have our hopes stacked on Javier Hernandez. But with Andy Carroll on his way back, I’m pleased the Hammers have pulled away from a deal that would have gone down like a lead balloon with the Hammers faithful.
Of course, it could raise its head again. But let’s pray not.
If Spurs are so desperate to get him gone they have stripped him of a squad number, then why on earth do we want to give him house room anyway?
And if he was that keen to get involved again, why did he turn down Aston Villa where Tim Sherwood loves him?
No. Each and every way you look at it, dropping our interest in Adebayor has to be a good thing. After all, there are plenty of fish out there – and most of them don’t come anywhere near the Spurs man’s price tag.