Adam senior wants Reds move

Last updated : 29 January 2011 By Al Campbell

Liverpool yesterday had a £6.5m bid for Blackpool midfielder Adam rejected but the player's father, also called Charlie Adam, has pleaded with the Seasiders to allow his son his dream move.

"£6.5m to £7m is ample reward for what they have paid out for Charles," said Adam senior.

"That’s 12 or 13 times profit on what they paid for him. Surely that's good business.

"It's a great career move for my boy. Liverpool have a history and a tradition of taking good Scottish players and making them even better and they can do that with Charles.

"There's no dispute with Ian Holloway. He's been great for Charles and Blackpool have been great for him. But this is a step up and when your son gets a chance like this you want to see him move on.

"I just don't think it's fair what they’re doing.

“They're stopping my lad’s career from progressing and it's for personal, not football reasons.

"I think it's a personal issue between [Blackpool chairman] Karl Oyston and my son because of the tribunal. (Adam took Blackpool to a tribunal over a bonus payment.)

"Charles has only played six months in the Premier League and they are talking about fees of £10m and £12m which is ridiculous. If he'd had two or three years' Premier League experience behind him you could understand a valuation like that.

"Raul Meireles is a Portuguese international who has won 32 caps for his country – and he cost £11m.

"This is the sort of move a player dreams about."