Blackpool captain Charlie Adam has handed in a transfer request after weeks of speculation about his future.
Blackpool’s star midfielder, who led the team to promotion last season and has been integral to this season’s success, has been the subject of numerous bids of late, including a £4million bid from Liverpool last week.
Adam’s manager, Ian Holloway, used his post match interview after the teams defeat at the weekend to point out that the offer was way too small for a player of his quality, and the club will be looking for a sizeable fee if they are going to release the player.
Just last week Holloway told the press, “He has signed a contract and someone can come in, but it’s not his choice and it’s not their choice. He belongs to us.
“I think he is still improving, and if someone wants to offer money I think they are wasting their time because we don’t need to sell him at the moment.”
Holloway has admitted in the past that keeping the player may be beyond the tangerines, but that he would only be allowed to leave if the price was right.
After Darren Bent fetched £24million last week, Adams performances of late suggest he may be worth a little more than the £4million on the table so far.
Only time will tell if someone will offer the sort of money Holloway deems acceptable, or whether Adam will have to stay at the club against his will. One thing is for sure though, Holloway will have something to say about it.