Manchester United appear to have jumped in at the last minute to snatch Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam from the clutches of Liverpool.
The Barclays Premier League champions will have managed to trump their north-west rivals by appearing to be at the front of a queue of clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham for the signature of the Blackpool captain by tabling £15 million for his signature.
Reports earlier this week had suggested that Liverpool would tie up a £9 million deal for the 25-year-old by the weekend, but it would now appear that United have derailed Adam’s proposed transfer to Anfield.
Liverpool had initially registered their interest in the Scotland international during the the January transfer window and, despite Adam attempting to engineer a move away from Bloomfield Road, a switch to Anfield did not come to fruition. However, Liverpool had always been expected to renew their interest in Adam come the summer, and Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston has confirmed talks have commenced between the two clubs.
Given the gulf between Manchester United and Barcelona in this years Champions League final, from a United fans view, a move for a player with the attacking prowess and work rate Adam’s possesses can only be viewed as a positive step to move the club forward and an adequate replacement for Paul Scholes.
A fine player though Adam is, he’s still far from the ability needed to compete with the likes of Xavi and Andrés Iniesta, but with time to bed into the squad of The Premier League Champions there is no questioning his potential to become a force that can become a fine addition to United in the foreseeable future.
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