West Ham United midfielder Alex Song has been speaking about the club’s failed attempt to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor on transfer deadline day.
In an interview with Sky Sports News HQ, the Cameroon international said: “I played with him for five years. I know what he can do.
“So when someone told me he had the potential to come to West Ham I was very happy because this kind of player can help us contribute to doing very well in the league. We need a person just like this.
“It didn’t happen but now I want just to tell him good luck.”
The report goes on to repeat previous claims that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy refused to sanction Adebayor’s proposed move to Upton Park.
The Togo international has not been anywhere near his best this season, scoring just two goals in 15 appearances.
Adebayor ended last season with 14 goals and five assists, after being brought in from the cold by then-manager Tim Sherwood and subsequently scoring for fun.
But now it is his fellow Tottenham striker Harry Kane who is making the headlines, leaving Adebayor in an interesting position for the remainder of the campaign.
Having failed to secure a move to West Ham, or anywhere else for that matter, one wonders just how much more football – and how many more goals – the 30-year-old will enjoy in a Spurs shirt.