According to a recent report from The Daily Telegraph, Charlie Adam could be set for a move away this summer. The 32-year-old currently plays his football at Championship side Stoke City and has done so since 2012, in which time the midfielder has made 164 appearances for the Potters, netting 22 goals and laying on 16 assists in the process.
Yet it appears that manager Gary Rowett is happy for him to leave the bet365 Stadium this summer, which is news that could well be of interest to Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis, who as such should be prompted to seek a reunion with the £2.25 million-rated midfielder (as per Transfermarkt).
Ultimately, it was Boro chief Pulis who brought the Scotland international to Stoke back in 2012 in a bid to strengthen his midfield options at the Staffordshire-based outfit, and the ex-Liverpool star went on to play 27 times in that first season for the Potters, at the end of which Pulis left his role as manager.
And the 32-year-old has since gone on to appear a further 137 times for Stoke but ultimately wasn’t able to keep them up last season, although he would bring the sort of quality and indeed experience that could be of huge benefit to Pulis and his Boro squad.
Adam boasts over 200 appearances at Premier League level during his career to underline his ability to compete and indeed perform at the highest level, not to mention a short spell at Liverpool, while his 56 Championship appearances come with a promotion with Blackpool back in 2010, with the midfielder playing a vital part in their success.
And with 18 goals and ten assists in those 56 second tier games, Adam has also produced the goods at Championship level to suggest that he’d be a huge asset to Pulis’ side this term, not least given his ability to pick a pass and indeed in dead-ball situations.
Add in the fact that he has the know-how in getting the job done at second tier level, something arguably lacking in the Middlesbrough squad after falling in the play-offs last term, and reuniting with Adam at the Riverside Stadium should be of keen interest to Pulis – after all, the Boro boss saw enough in him to bring him to Stoke all those years ago.
And with reports suggesting that he could be set to leave the Potters, Pulis and the Boro hierarchy must act to bring the 32-year-old to the Riverside Stadium.
Boro fans… what do you think? Let us know!