Big Sam: I would have rejuvenated Adebayor

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West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has claimed that he could have brought the best out of Emmanuel Adebayor if he could have secured the player on loan in January.

The Spurs striker was keen on a move to Upton Park during the closing hours of the January transfer window, but it is thought that chairman Daniel Levy refused to sanction a loan switch.

When asked what the signing of Adebayor would have brought to West Ham, Allardyce simply replied: “Goals.

“If you see where he has gone and his initial impact at where he has been would be that he comes into a football club and scores goals on a regular basis.

“There is obviously one of those players that you have to look at him and as a manager and say ‘how do I react with him and interact with him and on the basis of how well I interact is on the basis of how well he plays for us’.

“So you use your management skills in terms of looking at his personality, like you do with most players and talking about wanting the best out of him while you are here, and wanting him to enjoy your football and do what you do best – play and score goals.

“If you are in the transfer window and a quality player comes your way and you think he is a quality player, some people say ‘do you need a player in that position?’ – but the bottom line is that he is a quality player.

“If you can get him, for me you get him if you can afford him. That is what we tried to do. There was such a short time frame at that time it was not possible to be pulled off.”

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  1. Another manager who has an overblown sense of self importance who a large percentage of the fans want gone and who has not so far been offered a renewal to his contract.
    Some clubs offered to pay 70pc of Ade's wage, your cheapskate management would not match that and so Levy thought, we pay 50pc of his wage and Wham benefit from a player who seems to always have a good start at a new club, yes that make sense. Did Allardyce come up on the down train and think that everyone else did?


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