Adam camp fume at "cheap-skate" Blackpool after new Kop bid is turned down
Published 23:00 28/01/11 By Alan Nixon
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has made a new £6.5million bid to sign Charlie Adam.
But Blackpool have turned down the offer, to the anger of their skipper.
And Adam’s father, Charlie senior, blasted the Seasiders and supremo Karl Oyston for wrecking the move and claimed it is a ‘revenge’ attack because of the bad blood between the player and the club.
He raged: “Blackpool are such a cheap-skate club.
“I don’t even think this is about money. It’s because Charlie took them to a tribunal over the bonus they owed him. This is their pay-back. They are saying ‘you won’t make anything out of this, we have got you under contract’.
“Liverpool’s offer is THIRTEEN times what Blackpool paid for Charles. And they are turning it down? They have been more than compensated for him already.
“Mr Oyston has got to realise it is somebody’s life and future that he is dealing with here. I think it is petty. This should be a time for common sense to prevail.”
Dalglish increased his opening package deal for the Scottish midfielder in a desperate bid to bring the playmaker to Anfield before the window shuts.
But Ian Holloway’s club rejected the increased deal, despite the cash being £6m more than they paid for Adam when he joined from Rangers just 18 months ago.
Blackpool want closer to £12m – as Mirror Sport revealed – and are refusing to budge.
Transfer-seeking Adam is demanding that Holloway and the other club officials sell him, and is complaining of being ‘blanked’.
Adam senior – himself a former player – claimed Holloway had told his son that Liverpool were an ‘exception’ to his rule about where he could go.
He added: “Blackpool have been looking at other players. They could do without Charlie be safe.”
Oyston has rubbished Holloway’s bid to quit.
Holloway threatened to resign over the Premier League’s decision to fine Blackpool £25,000 for playing an understrength side in the 3-2 defeat at Aston Villa in November.
Oyston hauled Holloway into his office and told him to get on with preparing his side for next week’s clash with West Ham.
He said: “I would fight to the death to keep him, he has done fantastically.
“It would be ridiculous if Ian felt compelled to resign because of what is an unjust decision.”