Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Reds agree Adam fee

Charlie Adam

Liverpool's six-month pursuit of Charlie Adam is almost over after they agreed a fee with Blackpool for the midfielder.

The club confirmed, after weeks of negotiation in the close season, they had finally met the Seasiders' valuation of the Scotland international.

"Liverpool Football Club today announced they have reached agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Charlie Adam," said a Liverpool statement.

"The player will now travel to Merseyside for a medical and to discuss personal terms."

In January the Reds had two bids - the latter worth £6.5million - rejected by the Seasiders, who were keen to hang on to their captain for a relegation battle which ultimately proved unsuccessful.

However, Liverpool maintained their interest and reopened negotiations at the end of the season, but a fee for a player who had only 12 months left on his contract continued to be the sticking point with Blackpool reportedly holding out for £9million.

But a deal that is acceptable to both sides has finally been struck, and with Adam having previously told the Seasiders he wanted a move to Anfield it seems unlikely personal terms will be an issue for the 25-year-old.

Providing he passes his medical, Adam will become manager Kenny Dalglish's second signing of the summer as the Scot has already bought England international Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for £16million.

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