Transfer News: Charlie Adam Remains Tight-Lipped Over Liverpool Move
Blackpool captain and midfielder Charlie Adam has remained tight-lipped over a possible transfer to Liverpool and revealed that he is set to return to pre-season training with the Tangerines next week. He admitted that talks had taken place between the two clubs, but refused to comment on the contents of the meetings or the probability of a move being completed, saying that it was important to keep things professional and under wraps.
Liverpool have already put in two bids for the player that were rejected by Blackpool because their valuations o the player differed greatly, but it is believed the Merseyside team are still very much interested in getting Adam’s signature. He was subject to a protracted transfer saga in January, when Liverpool tried their utmost to pry him away from Blackpool but the Seaside club held strong.
Speaking to The Blackpool Gazette, Adam said that talks had taken place between the two clubs concerned but refused to elucidate on the progress level of the meetings. He stated that he was scheduled to return to pre-season training with Blackpool on Monday and would do so. He said-
“I go back to Blackpool on Monday and that’s the way it is,”
“Everybody knows the situation – the club have met with Liverpool but that’s as far as it has gone.”
Adam has been a talisman for Blackpool both during their ascension to the Premier League and their ultimately failed attempts to remain there. During their time in the top flight, Adam saved them countless times with lion-like leadership, intelligent passes and through balls, unerring delivery from set pieces and deadly free kicks. He didn’t make a fuss when a move to Liverpool failed to materialise in January and played with his heart on his sleeve for the rest of the season as if nothing untoward had happened.
He has admitted to having a chat with the club chairman, but denied to divulge any details of the same. He stressed on the importance of ‘keeping thing in-house’ and doing things in a dignified manner. He said-
“I had a conversation with the chairman but that will remain private.
“It’s important that we keep everything in-house – whatever happens will happen.”
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool and Blackpool can finally reach an agreement over Adam’s price valuation, or whether the Scottish midfielder will be left staring up at the Premier League wistfully next season. Stay tuned for more in this regard.