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Adam Committed To 'Pool Despite Late Spurs Saga

Adam Committed To 'Pool Despite Late Spurs Saga

Charlie Adam is still a Blackpool player today after a hectic transfer deadline day that first saw a bid from Liverpool knocked back before Spurs made an audacious late offer for the player with just minutes of the deadline remaining.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has claimed that the Seasiders had agreed to sell their captain, but that the deal was beaten by the clock:

'Daniel [Levy] rang me late on and asked if I like Charlie Adam. I said 'Yes, he's a fantastic footballer'. He said do you want him, I said 'Can we get him?'

'We pushed on and tried to do it, Daniel was confident he could get it through. It went to the wire but we missed out by minutes.'

However, 'Pool chairman Karl Oyston says that Adam was never going to leave:

'I want to give the town, the club, its supporters and the manager the best possible chance of maintaining Premier League status.

'It would be horrific if we all sat at the end of the season saying 'What if?'

'We will give staying in this league - and all the rewards that brings - our best shot. We go forward together and we won't have any regrets.'

Will Charlie Adam's mental state be affected by yesterday's events though? It's in his best interests to give 110% over the coming months to ensure that the likes of Liverpool and Spurs bid for him again in the summer, and the Blackpool captain released a statement late last night to say that he is fully committed to the Seasiders:

'I'm still a Blackpool player and I want the Blackpool fans to know I'm totally committed to playing the best I can for the club, and I will do my best to help us achieve the highest possible league finish.'

If he does indeed help us stay up this season, I'm sure that none of us will begrudge him his (deserved) big money move in the summer.

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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Tuesday February 1 2011
Time: 12:28PM

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