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Liverpool Sign Blackpool Playmaker Charlie Adam In £9m Deal

Bloomfield Road star on his way to Anfield.

Liverpool have reached agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam.

The Anfield club said Adam, 25, will now travel to Merseyside for a medical and to discuss personal terms.

In the January transfer window the Reds had two bids – the second worth £6.5m – rejected by the Seasiders, who were reportedly holding out for £9m.

But Liverpool reopened talks at the end of the season for a player who had only 12 months left on his contract.

Adam, who was on the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award last season, joined Blackpool from Scottish Premier League club Rangers for £500,000 in 2009.

If he joins Liverpool, he will become manager Kenny Dalglish’s second signing since they finished sixth in the Premier League last season.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

So there you have it. Charlie Adam has been linked with numerous club and was always likely to leave Blackpool the moment they were relegated from the top tier, despite the best efforts of the Scottish international. The move to Anfield will reportedly cost Liverpool £9m.

Tangerines manager Ian Holloway had practically admitted defeat on the matter and whilst there was reported interest from the likes of Tottenham and Aston Villa a move to Merseyside always seemed on the cards.

The 25 year old attacking midfielder had a great season last term in individual terms and perhaps saved two of his finest performances for the matches against his new club who he helped defeat both at Anfield and at Bloomfield Road last term.

Liverpool’s new American owners certainly don’t seem averse to spending having forked out over £75m for Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson, with the highly rated Sunderland man arriving earlier this summer.

Kenny Dalglish also had an offer of around £15m for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing turned down this week.

The sale of Charlie Adam will represent a big profit for Blackpool as they purchased the Dundee born midfielder for just £500k two years ago, after a successful loan spell. During his time at the Lancashire side he netted 34 goals.

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