Ian Holloway has threatened to bite any Premier League rivals hoping to sign his skipper Charlie Adam in a cut-price deal. The Blackpool manager’s press conference following his side’s victory over Liverpool took an unexpected canine twist as talk turned to transfer speculation.
Olly was eager to make it clear that he would not be letting Adam leave on the cheap.
He said: “Dream on! If they want to insult me by only offering £3.5 million and then get it all over the paper and try to upset me well, sorry, they’re barking up the wrong tree, they’re messing with the wrong dog and I’ll come and bite them.”
Holloway said he would consider a serious bid from Manchester United or another top team, but that he would not be letting Adam go during the January transfer window to anyone on the lookout for a bargain. He added that Adam would be allowed to leave in the summer if he wanted to, but that he felt his skipper owed it to the club to stay until then.
But he made it clear that his valuation of the Scottish midfielder was very different from that of a mystery bidder, rumoured to be Aston Villa.
He said: “They can all just go shove their bid wherever they like it, because if they think he’s only worth £3.5 million I think they’re watching a different game to me.”
That’s one fierce dog.