Adebayor: Why Spurs Stopped My West Ham Move

Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor has confirmed he wanted to join West Ham on transfer deadline day but insists he is happy to stay put after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy blocked the move.

Adebayor says he had five “good” clubs interested in taking him on loan and that a switch to Upton Park is what appealed to him most, but that Levy would not allow it due to the Hammers being direct rivals of Tottenham’s in the race for a top-four Barclays Premier League finish.

The 30-year-old Togolese frontman told Sky Sports News: “The club decided to send me out on loan, which I was pleased with, and I was lucky enough to have five good clubs (interested).

“I decided to go for three, to see which one I should choose, and finally when I chose the one I wanted to go to, unfortunately Mr Levy was against it because there was a rivalry between Tottenham and the club I wanted to go to.

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