Such has been the player’s loyalty to the club, the major feeling across the Upton Park and Chadwell Heath this morning is sadness for the Hammers veteran.
The striker was left distraught after he believed his move to the Baggies – and presumably regular first team football – had been sorted when things fell apart at the last minute as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy demanded we paid Adebayor’s £100k a week wages in full.
We were told: “Yes, there were deals we would love to have done but our hearts go out to Coley. It wasn’t entirely a Spurs thing – it involved the Premier League as well.
“Everybody is gutted for Coley -he’s a nice man. The Premier League said we could recall Zarate, by mutual agreement with QPR, then we could have let Carlton go.
Then sadly they changed their minds !”