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Spurs' Adebayor hopeful for West Ham loan after snubbing Aston Villa

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Villa may not be Adebayor's target, but the colors might end up being the same.

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Emmanuel Adebayor must just really love claret and blue. After torpedoing a transfer to Tim Sherwood and Aston Villa because he reportedly didn't want to move to the midlands, the Daily Mirror is now suggesting that he'd like to play for West Ham.

We've done this once before, of course. Tottenham fans will keenly remember that Adebayor had one foot and most of his £360k Rolls Royce out the door on deadline day last January, having worked out a loan deal for the remainder of the season. Daniel Levy reportedly pulled the plug at the last minute because he didn't want to subsidize Adebayor's wages.

But now the Mirror suggests that Ade would like to revisit that deal and see if another loan to the Hammers can be worked out. I'm dubious about this kind of thing ever happening, considering the somewhat... uh, strained relationship between Daniel Levy and the West Ham Davids that emerged in the wake of the Olympic Stadium debacle. It's unlikely that Spurs will be able to negotiate a better deal with the Hammers than they (nearly) got the last time.

I don't have to tell you that this appears on the surface to be patently ridiculous. That said, this whole transfer saga is pretty LOL, so fine, let's go ahead and run with it, what the hell. It's not like Ade heading to West Ham is any worse than him being paid £100k/week to train with the Tottenham U18s for a year.

That said, it doesn't appear that Ade has many other options at this time either. Should this transfer falter, Adebayor's agent has reportedly made additional inquiries to the leadership of Burnley FC and Scunthorpe United.*

* – not really