Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor explains why he wanted West Ham United move

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed why he wanted to join West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told Sky Sports that he wanted to join West Ham United ahead of other clubs.

A number of clubs were interested in signing the 30-year-old on transfer deadline day, including West Ham, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, as reported by BBC Sport and Sky Sports.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City star has now revealed that he preferred West Ham to the other clubs interested in him because they are fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

“For me, I decided to go to West Ham because of their position in the league and obviously they are doing everything they can to finish in the top four,” Adebayor told Sky Sports.

“And I have played alongside some of their players, like Alex Song, who is like a brother to me. So I wanted to go to West Ham instead of going to QPR.”

Ambitious Adebayor?

Adebayor has not had the best of seasons so far and is struggling for form. The former AS Monaco star has scored just two goals and created 12 chances in 11 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 67%.

However, from the striker’s comments, it is clear that he is still ambitious and wants to be part of a winning team.

Although Adebayor does not always perform well on the pitch and has been criticised by the Tottenham fans this season, it seems that he does foster ambition.

This is only going to be good for Tottenham for the rest of the season. If manager Mauricio Pochettino can get the best out of Adebayor and use his hunger in the final months of the season, then Spurs could be successful at the end of the season.

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