Liverpool FC today announced that they had reached agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Charlie Adam. The midfielder had tweeted earlier that he was having a day off from pre-season training, watching Sky Sports News. The deal is subject to the player passing his medical and agreeing personal terms.
The Reds first approached Blackpool for Adam in the January transfer window but the two clubs couldn’t agree a fee, Liverpool’s final offer of that window being a reported £6.5m. Over the course of the summer informal talks were held on a number of occasions but progress in reaching an agreement was extremely slow. Today’s announcement means Liverpool are on the verge of their second signing of the summer, following on from the purchase of Jordan Henderson.
The statement from The Reds read: “Liverpool Football Club today announced they have reached agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Charlie Adam.
“The player will now travel to Merseyside for a medical and to discuss personal terms.”
Blackpool also announced the news: “Blackpool Football Club can confirm that an agreement has been reached with Liverpool for the transfer of skipper Charlie Adam.
“The 25-year-old has now been granted permission to discuss personal terms with the club and undergo a medical.”
No information has been released officially with regards the fee, although Blackpool had been holding out for £9m. The Blackpool Gazette reported that Blackpool “are expected to receive somewhere in the region of £7m, as well as two players.” The names of the players weren’t specified in the report.