Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed that it was Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who blocked his deadline day loan move to West Ham United.
The Togo striker has struggled to nail down a regular place in Mauricio Pochettino's team and when given a chance to play, he has found goals hard to come by. With Harry Kane shouldering all the goal scoring burden in recent months, the club were willing to let him go on-loan for the rest of the season.
The former Manchester City striker had offers from multiple Premier League clubs and from clubs abroad including West Bromwich Albion and AS Roma, but the striker had chosen Upton Park as his preferred destination.
It was, however, denied by the club hierarchy as Levy felt that they would be strengthening a direct rival with whom they are competing for a place in the top four.
"The club decided to send me on loan, which I was pleased with," Adebayor said, as quoted by the Guardian.
"I was lucky enough to have five good clubs in my hand and I decided to go for three and, finally, when I chose the one I wanted to go to – unluckily, Mr Levy was against this, because there's a rivalry in between the clubs," the former Arsenal forward explained.
But Adebayor is not holding any bad feelings towards his current employers and insisted that he is happy to remain at White Hart Lane and continue working hard for the club.
"The club decided that I should stay and I'm very happy to stay at the club and do my job."