Tottenham Missed Out On Charlie Adam By Minutes

Chris Wright

1st, February 2011


By Chris Wright

“The chairman’s done a deal…”

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has claimed that he missed out on signing Blackpool schemer Charlie Adam last night by a ‘matter of minutes’.

I assume that sound was your jaw hitting the desk?

Redknapp told talkSPORT:

“(Spurs chairman) Daniel Levy rang me late on and asked if I liked Charlie Adam. I said ‘yes, he’s a fantastic footballer’.

“He said do you want him, I said ‘can we get him?’

“We pushed on and tried to do it, Daniel was confident he could get it through. It went to the wire but we missed out by minutes.

“Daniel dealt with it. Apparently the boy was definitely up for coming…apparently the chairman couldn’t get hold of two [Blackpool] shareholders who had to sign the forms as well. It’s just one of those things.”

Spurs and ‘Arry waiting until the 11th hour on deadline day to begin a scattergun, ‘see what sticks’ dash to bring in new faces? Whatever next?

Posted in Blackpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Mick Jagger says:

    “apparently the chairman couldn’t get hold of two shareholders who had to sign the forms”

    The final minutes of the final day of the transfer window and Blackpool can’t even get hold of 2 people that are essential for any transfer to go ahead, are these 2 shareholders fucking stupid!

  2. bearsy says:

    Im not interested in maybes and nearly signed them’s. The position is Spurs havent signed anyone that can make a difference to the rest of our CL and League campaign. Was there nobody good enough to sign or has Levy told Harry we arent spending any big money until a new manager is appointed next season!!!!????

  3. Chris says:

    @Jagger: Is it possible these two Blackpool shareholders went AWOL on purpose? Just a thought.

  4. desolutedan says:

    Just listen to yourself ‘Arry, weve already got more midfielders than Ford have got cars, what are we gonna have, 10 across the middle – it’s decent strikers we need to lessen the load placed on VDV,Bale & Lennon

  5. g roberts says:

    how did we miss a player by 2 minutes window was open for a month if harry wanted someone he had loads of time to get them

  6. Stefano says:

    In Germany a transfer (Choupo-Moting from Hamburg to Cologne) couldn`t get done because the faxmachine didn`t work. 11 Minutes before the deadline! Only the first sheet went through than it blocked.
    How can anyone be that optimistic to fax a whole contract within 11 Minutes?
    Strange, that nowadays they still don`t accept an email with scans…

  7. Belly-Bristol says:

    Charlie wanted to go to Liverpool but Blackpool tried to squeeze as much cash as possible which will probably be a good decision come the end of the season.

  8. Adam says:

    What the hell would we do with Charlie Adam anyway?!?!? It’s infuriating that the focus was on bringing in another midfield player. How ’bout a striker that can bang in the goals?!?! Sweet Jesus.

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