Adebayo Akinfenwa Responds To Chelsea Transfer Rumours In Brilliant Fashion
Just hours after Peter Crouch was remarkably linked with a move to Chelsea in the late hours of Thursday evening, another man mountain got involved in the transfer madness.
FIFA's strongest player Adebayo 'The Beast' Akinfenwa was mentioned when the rumour emerged and well, the Wycombe Wanderers striker responded in typical fashion.
In response to the transfer rumours Akinfenwa played down the move, saying: "I've heard Antonio Conte don't allow chicken at the training ground. Sorry can't do."
The 35-year-old did admit he was 'flattered' by the interest, but the world's strongest footballer won't be moving from League Two to the Premier League anytime soon.
Can somebody tell him there's a Nando's right next to the Stamford Bridge stadium?
Woke up hearing the Chelsea rumors, I'm flattered :heart: but I've heard Conte don't allow chicken at the training ground sorry can't do it #ForTheLoveOfChicken https://t.co/nSoBwmdvGa
- daRealAAkinfenwa (@daRealAkinfenwa) January 19, 2018
We all know Antonio Conte is hellbent on signing a target man in the January window.
He's reportedly after West Ham's Andy Carroll, and he's now apparently in the market for Stoke City's Crouch, who turns 37 this month. Are these players really Chelsea quality?
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The Italian boss currently has summer signing Alvaro Morata, who's firing blank of late and suspended for their next league game following a red card against Norwich, and Michy Batshuayi at his disposal.
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- SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 18, 2018
Here's how Twitter reacted to the news that Akinfenwa rejected Chelsea. Brilliant
I'll buy you chicken if you sign. Come on big man you know you wanna:fire:
- CHELS (@ChelseaComplete) January 19, 2018
There's a Nandos right next to the stadium though that could swing it for you?
- ProTipster UK (@ProTipsterENG) January 19, 2018
bruv id take you over michy, carroll, llorente, crouch, dzeko, cavani, alexis.. and id uber you a nandos to the training ground. calm. #announceakinfenwa
- king of trainers (@samzi25) January 19, 2018
With Eden Hazard and Willian providing crosses, Morata and Batshuayi would have no chance!
- Abdussalam (@akh_Abdul) January 19, 2018
how can't you love this man
- matthew :flag_se: (@ffsAsoro) January 19, 2018
Imagine the scenes. Peter Crouch knocks it down to Adebayo Akinfenwa to give Premier League champions Chelsea a 6-0 lead over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on March 3rd.
Make it happen. Antonio.