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West Ham Co-Owner Slams Tottenham Chairman Over Failed Emmanuel Adebayor Deal

Levy’s actions had repercussions on other potential transfers.

West Ham co-owner David Gold has sent a cryptic tweet slamming the actions of Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy over a failed move to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on transfer deadline day.

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The Hammers were keen on acquiring the striker and thought a deal could be done after receiving encouragement from Spurs and believing the north London club would part fund the loan-deal.

However Daniel Levy appeared to back-track on his initial offer with regards to Spurs footing half the player’s £100k a week salary demands.

West Ham eventually had to concede a deal couldn’t be worked and David Gold took a swipe at Levy’s antics on Twitter in the aftermath of the window closing, saying: “No matter how hard you tried, there are people out their [sic] that you just can’t do business with.”

Levy’s actions also caused West Ham’s proposed deal with West Brom for Carlton Cole collapse with the Daily Mirror claiming the striker has been left devastated at the failed move that could have provided him with regular first team football.

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