Ollie: ‘Sick of Adam show’

Charlie Adam celebrates scoring against Liverpool
Charlie Adam celebrates scoring against Liverpool
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Ian Holloway has insisted skipper Charlie Adam won’t be going anywhere unless the Seasiders are offered big money.

Pool are believed to value the midfielder at £8m-12m. The top offer made in January was £6.6m from Liverpool, which was flatly rejected.

Holloway said: “We’ve got him on a contract for next year. Everybody’s in the market, and if people don’t pay us respect and don’t pay us the right amount of money in this crazy world we’re in, Charlie won’t be going anywhere.

“If they liked him that much they should have bought him when I did. I’m sick of the Charlie Adam show.

“If anybody wants him, they know he’s got one year left on his contract and they had better offer us a damned sight more than they insulted us with in January.

“He’s one of the six best players in this division according to his fellow players (who voted him on to the shortlist for PFA player of the year) and that speaks volumes.”

Bookies William Hill are offering odds of 5/2 that Adam will still be a Blackpool player on the first day of next season and 2/7 that he won’t.

Hills make Manchester United 7/4 favourites to be Adam’s next club and offer 9/4 Liverpool, 11/2 Spurs, 12/1 Everton/Villa, 14 Newcastle/Sunderland, 20 Arsenal, 25 Stoke.

Hills spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “Even if Adam inspires Blackpool to stay up, it seems more than likely he’ll have left by the start of the next campaign.”

The firm also make Pool 2/7 favourites to be relegated, with Birmingham and Wigan 8/13 to join them. Wolves are 10/1 and Blackburn 12/1.