Emmanuel Adebayor holds up his new Real Madrid jersey during a presentation at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

West Ham United Football Club has resurrected its bid to sign embattled Tottenham Hotspur striker, Emmanuel Adebayor. Reports from London indicate both clubs begun fresh talks to broker a loan deal for the out-of-favour striker over the weekend following West Ham’s shocking 3-4 loss home loss to Bournemouth.

An agreement expected over the next few days will see the Hammers take the  31-year-old Togolese skipper for the final year of his mega-buck White Hart Lane contract.

It is believed the deal could even see Spurs pay some of the player’s £100,000-a-week wages – a shift from the north Londoners’ refusal to subsidise Adebayor playing for their rivals eight months ago.

West Ham are desperately seeking reinforcements up front with Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Andy Carroll – three of their four main strikers – all out injured.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who dramatically blocked the January loan within hours of the deadline, reopened talks earlier this month. They subsequently broke down as Adebayor rejected a move to Aston Villa to hold out for the Upton Park switch.

Villa believed they had landed the Togo striker as they had agreed to pay his £100,000-a-week wages. But Adebayor stalled, forcing them to lose patience and look elsewhere.

By Olisemeka Obeche


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