Karren Brady suggests Daniel Levy blocked Emmanuel Adebayor move because he was ‘nervous’

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor wanted to join West Ham United from Tottenham Hotspur on loan on transfer deadline day.

Karren Brady has suggested in The Sun that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy was “nervous” to allow Emmanuel Adebayor join West Ham United on transfer deadline day.

West Ham wanted to sign the Togo international on loan on transfer deadline day for the rest of the season, and the striker himself was willing to move.

However, as Adebayor revealed to Sky Sports last week, Spurs chairman Levy did not let him join West Ham as they are rivals for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Without naming names, West Ham vice-chairman Brady has now revealed how Levy got “nervous”.

“We have had a long, exhausting and frustrating time - mainly dealing with agents with an Oliver Twist complex - wanting more, more, more,” the 45-year-old wrote in her online football diary on The Sun.

“So we have not got any of the three centre-backs we tried for, or the striker who wanted to join us. His club chairman said ‘no’ and you can hardly blame him if he truly was nervous about lending the player to a rival club.”

Should Levy have been ‘nervous’?

Whether Levy was ‘nervous’ or not yours truly cannot say, but one can understand why the Tottenham chief did not want to loan Adebayor to West Ham.

Like Spurs, West Ham are challenging for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season and were looking for a striker.

Tottenham may not have any need for Adebayor, but the Hammers could have made use of him and pushed for a top-four spot.

While the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker is past his prime, he has the knack of turning on the style when playing for a club on loan.

Back in 2011, the former AS Monaco star scored five goals in 14 La Liga matches for Real Madrid, and in the 2011-12 campaign, he scored 17 times in 33 Premier League appearances on loan for Tottenham from Manchester City.

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