PETERBOROUGH have told Blackpool they have no chance of signing highly-rated pair George Boyd and Craig Mackail-Smith, unless they stump up some serious cash.
Unless they stump up some serious cash, writes STEVE CANAVAN.
Ian Holloway believes it is a sign the Seasiders are paying the price of being a Premier League club.
“We were only offered £3.5m for Charlie Adam. Peterborough want that for two lads who were in a team that got relegated from the Championship,” said the Pool boss.
“I don’t mean that as an insult at all but I’m saying let’s have a look at reality.
“They know we’re a Premier League side but they don’t know where my chairman is. He likes to do good deals and are those players worth £2m (each)?
“Maybe they are, but who will buy them for that sort of price and what does that make Charlie (Adam) worth?
“This is why it is so hard to quantify anything you own. Your house is only worth what someone will pay for it, not what an estate agent tells you.”
Boyd, 25, is a creative playmaker who has been monitored by top-flight teams for the last few years.
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