Bees respond in Adomah row
Barnet have hit back at Ian Holloway's claims that 'a ridiculous amount of money' was demanded for Albert Adomah.
Last Updated: 20/01/10 3:13pm
Barnet have hit back at Blackpool manager Ian Holloway's claims that 'a ridiculous amount of money' was demanded for Albert Adomah.
The 22-year-old, who has rejected two offers of a new contract at Underhill, is a transfer target for the Championship club.
Holloway stated earlier in the week his belief that Adomah is over-priced at a reported £500,000, but Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous insists the winger's value is fair.
Kleanthous told the Bees' official website: "We never quoted Blackpool a price.
"We merely said that we had received a written offer from one of many interested clubs and that they would have to match that.
"If paying the market rate is a ridiculous sum of money then they should set their sights lower because they only offered half of what we could have achieved elsewhere. There is no need for derogatory remarks.
"If Blackpool are still interested in signing him, as their manager is still saying, then we are prepared to do a deal, but it's ludicrous asking us to do them a favour and lower the fee considering our position in League Two and theirs in the Championship.
"We have no axe to grind and we have made it clear we would not stand in Albert's way, or that of any other player, if they want to leave the club. But the right offer must come for us to consider doing business."