West Ham United miss out on Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor

West Ham chairman David Gold was forced to apologise to supporters after the club missed out on signing Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on deadline day, reports BBC Sport.

United appeared all set to sign the Togolese international late last night, and even Gold was tweeting to his followers to stay awake for the finalisation of the deal as the deadline approach, but was left to apologise after a chain of events they were relying on in order to push the transfer through broke down.

Adebayor has been deemed somewhat surplus at White Hart Lane following the rise of Harry Kane in the Tottenham attack, while the former’s wages are in desperate need of cutting from the budget. West Ham were willing to bolster their attack with the out-of-favour striker, but left it too late in the end.

The Hammers still have the likes of Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Carlton Cole as their forward options, so they’re hoping they have enough in attack to keep them contending for a top-six finish.

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