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