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Last Updated: 08/04/11 12:44pm
Charlie Adam has seen his star rise to incredible heights after a brilliant debut season in the Premier League with Blackpool.
The Scottish schemer has enjoyed a superb campaign for the Seasiders with a number of eye-catching performances.
Adam has come a long away since leaving Rangers for Blackpool in 2009 for a bargain fee of £500,000.
The 25-year-old was instrumental in Blackpool's successful promotion to the Premier League last season and he has carried that form into his first experience of England's top flight.
Adam has been the heartbeat and inspiration of Blackpool's bid to beat the drop and confound the sceptics who tipped them to be the worst team in Premier League history.
Blackpool's attacking approach has been one of the highlights of the season and much of that is down to the influence of Adam.
Adam's passing ability has earned him a reputation as one of the most creative players in the league and he has also chipped in with ten goals.
The stylish midfielder's performances have turned Adam into one of the most-sought-after players in the Premier League.
Liverpool, Tottenham and Aston Villa all saw their advances for Adam spurned in the January transfer window, but there is sure to be another scramble for his services in this summer's transfer market.
The player's price-tag since the start of the season has probably tripled due to his stunning showings and if he is sold Blackpool are sure to command a huge fee for him.
At the start of the season if somebody had said a member of Ian Holloway's squad would be in the running for the PFA Player of the Year people would have called for the men in white coats to take you away, but Adam fully deserves his nomination among England's elite.