Irons cool interest in £110,000-a-week striker bid


AdebWest Ham have reportedly pulled out of a deal to bring in Emmanuel Adebayor to the club.

According to The Daily Telegraph,  although a deal was “close” it has now emerged the club “did not want to proceed as they would have to picked up his £110,000-a-week wages in full..

The added issue which has led to the decision that Andy Carroll may be back from injury sooner than initially expected, whilst Adebayor’s personal requirements would have put him ahead of Carroll in the wage pecking order.

The Hammers have had the player on a list of a dozen targets but have cooled dramatically given a wage-sharing loan deal is not available and Spurs want rid of the player permanently.

The player has been stripped of a squad number at White Hart Lane and it now seems the same thing has happened to his chance of an Upton Park move although deals can of course always be revived.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Roman says:

    Typical! Spuds only want us to buy their cast offs and leave us with the pleasure of paying for it.Good news he is not coming.

  • KevPef says:

    Good I don’t think I could have stood there and watched this lazy sod walking around the pitch for an hour or so before being subbed and picking up £110+ a week for the privilege of doing sweet FA.

  • WestGoaHam says:

    Agree. He used to be a threat when he came on but now an old and lazy overpaid has been. Sorry.

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