Charlie Adam to have talks with Blackpool

Charlie Adam will hold talks with Blackpool after Rangers accepted a £500,000 bid for the midfielder.

Rangers confirmed they had accepted the offer today and revealed Adam would discuss personal terms with the Seasiders tomorrow.

The 23-year-old made a major impact on a loan spell with Blackpool in the second half of last season and assured his popularity with the Blackpool fans by netting a derby winner against Preston at Deepdale.

Ian Holloway has since been appointed Blackpool manager but he remained keen to fight off competition from other Coca-Cola Championship clubs for Adam, who was the subject of a failed bid by Barnsley last month.

Adam had three years left on his Rangers contract but struggled to hold down a first-team place last season, making 11 appearances, the final one in a 1-0 Old Firm derby defeat in December.

The left-sided midfielder made his Rangers debut as a teenager in May 2004 before successful loan spells at Ross County and St Mirren, where he won a First Division title medal.

The dead-ball specialist played a total of 89 games for Rangers, netting 18 goals for the club.

Adam is the first player to be sold by Rangers this summer as manager Walter Smith looks to trim his squad and recoup some money.

Christian Dailly and Brahim Hemdani both left at the end of their contracts while skipper Barry Ferguson is expected to depart as Birmingham boss Alex McLeish considers an offer.

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