Aston Villa’s £3.5m bid for Charlie Adam “disgraceful” – Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway, the Blackpool manager, has labelled Aston Villa’s bid for his captain Charlie Adam, as “absolutely disgraceful.”

In demand – Charlie Adam

Villa, and city rivals Birmingham, have both made their interest known in the Scotland international, and after Blues opened the bidding at £2.5m, Villa have returned with an offer of £3.5m – something that hasn’t pleased the Blackpool boss.

“They’re taking the mickey out of us” said Holloway.

“The offers we are getting and the clubs that are asking about him, I believe Charlie is better than that, with the greatest respect to them.”

Adam, 25, joined the Seasiders from Rangers in August 2009 for a fee of £500k.

Editor’s Comment: Now, Adam has had an outstanding 18 months and has adapted to life in the Premier League like a duck to water.

Ian Holloway

But for Holloway to call a £3.5m deal for a player he signed for £500k “disgraceful” is a bit over the top. And I wonder how Barnsley feel about Holloway’s bid for Adam Hammill, which comes in at what some might conceive a paltry £500k.

It feels as though Holloway is trying to create a siege mentality at Blackpool – ‘Us against Them’ – when he really doesn’t need to, as it seems football fans are pleased with how the Tangerines have done on their return to the top-flight.

So maybe just relax a touch Ian and keep doing what you’re doing on the field of play.

Your side have been a joy to watch so far this season, and their performances do you as a manager more credit than these needless ramblings and statements will ever do.



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