Anfield midfielder apparently a possible Goodison Park target.
Charlie Adam: Liverpool to Everton
Liverpool officials are understood to be progressing with negotiations over a move for Swansea’s Joe Allen.
The Welsh club want around £15m for the GB Olympics midfielder and are likely to get more or less what they want.
Speculation is growing that as well as Craig Bellamy and Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam is another potential candidate to be sold by Rodgers to help balance the books.
There’s no doubt Adam can pass and that would seemingly fit in with Rodgers’ plans. But in a 4-3-3 that contains Allen and Steven Gerrard there may be limited opportunities for the former Blackpool man.
Everton wanted him before his move to Anfield but the cost would prohibit a move across Stanley Park at this stage.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
So this is never going to happen, which makes you wonder why the Daily Mail even manufactured this bit of speculation in the first place. It seems that this story was created by this particular source so that it could then be refuted, very odd.
However this story does bring to the fore the question of Charlie Adam’s Liverpool future.
Liverpool’s continuing efforts to land an attack minded midfielder, which has seen Brendan Rodgers admitting interest in first Gylfi Sigurdsson (who then went to Tottenham) and now Joe Allen, must leave the Scottish international wondering where he stands.
Whilst it’s true that the former Blackpool man didn’t have the best of seasons last term he was still far more effective than fellow summer signings Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing. Clearly Kenny Dalglish had hoped that the 26 year old would be a very real goal threat, having scored 12 Premier League goals in the Tangerines relegation campaign, but only two goals were forthcoming though he did finish the season as the club’s chief assist maker, with 11.
Even if Everton did want Adam, and that’s a very big IF, they would of course struggle to make a significant offer for a player who cost Liverpool £7m a year ago.
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