Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is determined not to let captain Charlie Adam leave the Seasiders – despite interest from Liverpool.
Adam has been in fine form for the Premier League new boys and has drawn admiring glances from Kenny Dalglish for his all-action displays.
According to the Daily Mirror, Dalglish is ready to test Blackpool’s resolve with a bid of around £5 million for the Scot. However, based on Holloway’s comments so far, it looks as though the Reds are going to have to splash out a bit more than that.
Holloway said: “If you’re going to offer us something, make sure it’s realistic. That last one from Kenny is probably what Charlie would have been worth 19 years ago or nine years ago or whenever Kenny was in charge before.
“If anyone wants to argue, have a look at the game. He wins headers, he sets the tempo of our play, he’s got an unbelievable range of passing.
“If that is only £4 million then I’m a Scotsman called McTavish.”
With rumours of unrest at Bloomfield Road, it’s looking increasingly likely that Adam will be on his way sooner rather than later.
Blackpool’s next game is against Manchester United tomorrow evening and United are currently priced at 4/11 in the Premier League betting to sweep aside the Seasiders.
However, if you want a bit more value and don’t mind waiting a little while for a profit, backing Blackpool – who could be without their captain and best player for the rest of the season – to head straight back down at 7/2 looks to be well worth a bet.
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