Price not right for Adam
Ian Holloway has warned rival managers they will have to pay over £10million for Charlie Adam.
Last Updated: 22/01/11 6:38pm
Ian Holloway has warned rival Premier League managers they will have to pay over £10million to sign Blackpool captain Charlie Adam.
Speaking after his side's narrow 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland, Holloway again described recent bids from Aston Villa, Birmingham and Liverpool for the 25-year-old as "insulting".
Holloway insisted that Adam will not be leaving Bloomfield Road unless the club receives a much improved offer.
He said: "It's a simple fact that if he's in contract and a club doesn't come up with the amount of money we think is right then it doesn't matter.
"Because it's Liverpool he's very flattered because they are a huge club. But what disappoints me is all the messing around - we're halfway through January.
"If you are going to buy someone then offer the right amount of money and give us the chance to move on.
"Three teams round us in the league have offered unbelievably poor offers for a player of his quality.
"We've had three bids of £2.5million, £3.5million and £4million - any chance of putting a one in front of that and then you're being realistic."
Scotland international Adam waved to all sections of the Blackpool crowd before heading down the tunnel.
But Holloway played down the suggestions Adam was waving farewell to Bloomfield Road.
He said: "I don't think so - not for that measly amount of money.
"It is quite upsetting that the boy is being courted but not for a fair amount of money.
"We're not stupid and we're not little Blackpool. We've got some very good players and if you want them then you pay the right amount of money.
"There is no pressure to sell. The only pressure I've got is that Charlie has a plan and I have a plan. He wants the best for the club as well.
"But I find the offers very insulting. Look at some of his passing - £4million for that?"