Tuesday, 25 January 2011

The Pursuit of Adam-ness, the New Alonso?

Blackpool's Charlie Adam Remains a Tangerine for Now

by Rhydon Atzenhoffer
January 25, 2011

Blackpool's and Ian Holloway's prize asset and want-away Liverpool target Charlie Adam remains a Seasider for the time being. After what is becoming a fractious debate for the services of the Scottish midfielder both sides seem at odds. With Liverpools initial offer of £4.7 Million rejected the Reds are once again looking to bring in funds for an additional bid.

The 25 year old is valued at £14 Million by Blackpool and Holloway according to this mornings reports from both the Daily Express and Liverpool's NESN page. While Holloway's comments this weekend following Blackpool's loss to Sunderland were rebuffing any attempts to let his man go, he is now stated as saying that, "for the sake of the player(Adams) he hopes the deal goes through."

Adam put in a transfer request this weekend, as well as put in a fine performance for his current manager, who tips him as an excellent replacement for Liverpool's long gone Xabi Alonso(Real Madrid) who was the driving piston in Rafa Benitez's Liverpool engine that finished 2nd in the 2008-2009 English Premier League season.

The young Scot would bring extra quality to the Liverpool midfield and most likely would partner play in a deeper role, much as Alonso did, allowing Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles to push forward and support Torres. If Suarez and Adams both arrive he is likely to fight for position with Meireles and Maxi Rodriguez.

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