Bloomfield Road midfielder hands in transfer request as Anfield side prepares increased bid.
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Liverpool remain hopeful of signing Blackpool captain Charlie Adam before the end of the transfer window despite Ian Holloway’s insistence that it would take £14 million to secure his captain’s services.
Kenny Dalglish, Holloway’s counterpart, had an initial bid of £4.5 million rejected on Friday and sources at Blackpool have confirmed that a second offer, due to be lodged yesterday and worth £5 million, will be given equally short shrift.
Holloway declared yesterday that Liverpool would have to put a “one in front of” their original valuation to stand any chance of signing Adam in the next seven days, but a compromise may yet be reached for around £7 million.
The midfielder, a £500,000 signing from Rangers, is believed to be desperate for a deal to go through, while Holloway has admitted that he would not stand in Adam’s way should a “big” club come in for him, though he would prefer that scenario to arise at the end of the season.
Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam has handed in a transfer request, skysports.com can confirm.
SOURCE: Sky Sports
All roads appear to point to Liverpool moving in for the kill to sign Blackpool captain Charlie Adam. The Guardian has reported earlier today that the Tangerines would be amenable to offers of around £7.5m and now that the Scottish international has made an official transfer request, a move could be on the cards.
The talented attack minded midfielder has of course had a great season and was pivotal in getting Ian Holloway’s side into the top tier last term and the former Rangers man has now made a statement of intent in demanding a move away from Bloomfield Road.
One can hardly blame Adam for wanting a move as he may feel that the clubs chasing him, Liverpool and Aston Villa being the two most high profile prospective suitors, can help advance his career. Ian Holloway will make sure that his side gets what he feels the player is worth but will have to balance that aim with the fact that he wouldn’t want to end up having a player at the club after February 1st when that player has made it so clear he wants to leave.
Kenny Dalglish appears to rate the 25 year old who has put in two quality performances in the two wins that Blackpool have registered over the Merseyside club.
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