By Chris Wright
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has revealed that he (personally) stands to make a tidy bit of money on any prospective deal for Charlie Adam, thanks to a cheeky little clause in his contract at Bloomfield Road.
Odin’s beard! No wonder he’s holding out for £12 million.
Holloway told the Sun:
“I do get rewarded with anybody I coach and make a profit on. My chairman looked at my record of producing players and helping players and selling them on and he wanted that at Blackpool.
“That’s not what I’m (resisting paltry offers for Adam) for though. I’m on a far bigger bonus to keep us in the Premier League and Charlie Adam can help me do that.
“If you’re saying I’m doing this because I’m getting 20-30% of the Adam money, I’ll not be very happy – it’s miles away, absolute nonsense.
“I bought a frustrated kid from Rangers, we bought him very wisely, and in 18 months we’ve gone from 16th in the Championship to 12th in the Premier League with his help.”
All I’ll say is, mini-breaks to Chorley don’t pay for themselves, now do they?