Simon Grayson has been speaking about the possibility of former player Charlie Adam returning to Bloomfield Road.
However, the new Blackpool boss left fans no clearer as to whether their former hero would be once again donning the famous tangerine jersey next season.
When asked about the possibility of a return of the playmaker by the Blackpool Gazette Grayson said ‘Who knows?’ He then went on to pay tribute to Adam who enjoyed a fantastic spell with the Seasiders during their rise to the Premier League in 2010.
‘Look, Charlie was a fantastic player for this football club, a very popular player who played a big part in the Premier League days who has gone on to have a wonderful career.’ he said before going onto explain he prefers to keep all transfer dealings very close to his chest.
Adam has been spotted training at Blackburn Rovers and appeared for Tony Mowbray’s side in their recent friendly at Barrow, a match which Grayson attended.
The Blackpool Gazette claims they understand the thirty-three-year-old Scot is keen on the idea of coming back to Bloomfield Road, where he previously enjoyed a three-year spell that saw him score twenty-eight goals in seventy-eight games following his arrival from Rangers.
Adam was sold to Liverpool for £6.75 million in 2011 and spent a year on Merseyside before moving to Stoke City. He made one hundred and seventy-eight outings for the Potters before his release this summer.
According to the Gazette, the major sticking point to any potential deal for Adam is the ability of the club to match the midfielder’s wage demands.
Adam would be a crowd-pleasing signing but would he be a high paid luxury Grayson could do without?
Adam bossed the second half at Barrow for Rovers, but with all due respect to Barrow, they are not anywhere near League One standard.
Nonetheless, class is permanent, and we have no doubt a fit Charlie Adam would be a great asset to Grayson’s squad, not only for what he can do on the pitch but also for the experience he will bring to the dressing room.
Our thoughts are Adam will want to stay in the Championship if possible, and it is a long shot he will be making a return to the Seasiders.