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Blackpool's talismanic midfielder Charlie Adam is arguably the most talented player of teams being relegated to England's second divison. He was heavily linked with a move away from the Seasiders in January, with Liverpool or Tottenham seen as the likely destinations.
According to reports from Skysports, Adam has reiterated his desire to stay in the English Premier League. Blackpool have recently activated a clause in the player's contract that gives him another 12 months at the club. However, the club's recent move will not stop the Scottish midfielder from returning to England's top flight next year.
Blackpool slapped an astounding £16 million price-tag on the player in January, but it is unlikely his suitors will meet the club's asking price. A bid in the £10-14 million range will certainly be enough to acquire the midfielder.
Liverpool and Tottenham are still the most likely destinations for the Scottish midfielder, while Aston Villa has also shown interest in the Blackpool captain.
With Liverpool seeking a top-four next season, manager Kenny Dalglish will be looking to swoop for the midfielder. Adam has world-class talent in his left boot and provides quality delivery from set-pieces.
The Blackpool captain boasts an impressive range of passing, similar to former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso. The Reds have failed to establish a true successor and Adam could be seen as the natural replacement for the Spaniard.
Tottenham will also try to sign the Scottish midfielder, however, there is already an abundance of midfield talent at the club. Tom Huddlestone plays a similar role as dictator and facilitator and it will be difficult for manager Harry Redknapp to find the right balance in midfield.
Although under the radar, Aston Villa should be considered serious contenders in the race to sign the Blackpool midfielder. Adam would slot right into the starting 11 and assume the role vacated by former captain Gareth Barry. With Aston Villa looking to bounce back after a poor 2010-11 campaign, the Scottish midfielder could be the man to lead the charge.
Liverpool is the probable destination for the Blackpool captain, although other clubs have shown serious interest. Adam has all the ability to be a key player for the Reds next year as they push for a place in the Champions League.