If Charlie Adam Available – Would Newcastle Be Interested?

There is news today that Blackpool have turned down a £2M bid from Birmingham City, for their talented captain, Charlie Adam.

Charlie Adam – has easily made step up to Premier League

We have no idea if Blackpool would be willing to sell their number one player, but if they do it could be dangerous for the seaside club, because things in the Blackpool side seem to revolve around Charlie.

But if Blackpool would be willing to sell him, then why wouldn’t Newcastle United be interested in this very creative Scottish midfielder, who has only just turned 25?

Birmingham are now expected to go in with an increased offer for the Scottish International, and we would hope Newcastle would be interested.

One thing that is missing from the Newcastle squad at the moment is creativity, and Charlie certainly provides that – plus he can put those crosses into the box, that big Andy Carroll can head home. We need more than just Joey Barton who has that specific skill.

Newcastle currently have Kevin Nolan, Joey Barton, and Dan Gosling as central attacking midfielders, and of course Dan hasn’t even played for the Magpies yet, but surely Adam would be an excellent buy, for say £3-£4M ?

Adam was previously at Glasgow Rangers where he played 80 times with 18 goals, and was on loan at St. Mirren (37 appearances with 9 goals) and also on loan at Ross County (15 appearances with 2 goals).

Charlie Adam joined the seaside club in early August of 2009, when he signed a two-year contract with the option of one further year, in a Blackpool club-record transfer fee of £500K from Rangers.

He has so far played 70 times for Blackpool with 23 goals, and has also played 6 times for Scotland, and he’s an excellent and creative player.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Magickit

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #1

    charlie adam is the brain of blackpool, what on the earth blackpool will sell him for 2M ?

    if swap Smith is okay .

  • obamagic

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Sign him up! He’s Class!

  • toon1986

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #3

    If he became available for £2mill I’d snap there hands off! He just the type of player we need, someone with creativity and can deliver the killer pass!

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    One paced and has been found out by the teams in the prem league who stifle him. We have better already, so no thank you.

  • lou9brasil

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Why spend 3-4 mill on another midfieder when we can put that money towards buying a decent striker to take the burden of Andy… Someone posted a few weeks back that it wouldn’t be long before he was injured and look what happens je gets injured!!!!

  • shaun83

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #6

    it’s a bit disrespectful to Blackpool thinking they will sell their best player for 2million. Is like the nigel reojoker Barton swap story!!

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #7

    We beat wigan and west ham !!!

  • Welsh-Toon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #8

    No thanks…. enough CM’s already

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #9

    The only place we need to strengthen in the middle is the wings.

  • Klatoon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Trying to sign him is like Villa trying to sign Barton,he’s their best player ATM so y wud they sell him if they want to stay in the PL?

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #11

    SSN: Aston Villa have had a £2.5m bid for Charlie Adam knocked back by Blackpool.

  • daneevz

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #12

    does he play on the wing …. No sorry dont need him. We need wingers striker and mybe cover full bks.

  • toonoholic

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    did bentley sign for birmingham ? and if seb larsson’s story of re-negotiating contract is true. what next ? all we have a is a big throbbing c*ck from birmingham?

    three years ago totenham did the same to us. times have truly changed.

  • PalmerToon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    I have been following this blog for a while, and to be honest we do not need Charlie Adam! What we need is another winger and a decent striker! Has anyone thought about Michael Owen coming back on loan?! I know he is 30/31, but he did look pretty sharp when he came on in yesterdays game, and I reckon him and big Andy would form quite a formidable partnership. I bet he’s not on dear wages either. What does everyone else think?

  • Phil K

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Offer them £3m plus Smith,
    Or £2.5 M WITHOUT Smith.

  • munch27

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Just on SSN we will contest Tiote’s red card.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Palmer toon

    is that the michae owen who robbed us blind for years and was hardly ever available and when he was, was the most uninspiring, disinterested captain you’ll ever see. Oh yes give us more of that ………..!!!!!!!!!

  • PalmerToon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Rotonda heights

    Yes I can understand that, but he’s proven in the premiership and if he does get injured we can send him back as he is only on loan. I know it’s a long shot, and he would never come back. But it sounds like Pardew is running out of ideas tbh!

  • G

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Back to the headline, I don’t think Charlie Adam is a bad little player, but to be honest, the only thing he would offer us, is depth. I would agree that our priority should be wingers / full-backs.

  • GeordieGerman

    Jan 10, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #20

    PalmerToon, Owen back on loan? You mad? It would have the same effect as Ashley renaming SJP on the fans.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Michael Owen come back to St James’? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Why dont we just FedEx him a couple of million quid and he can watch us play from the comfort of his sitting room. After all, thats what he did in the relegation season, the poisonous little twat. Palmertoon, get serious man. You have got more chance of asking Supermac to get his boots back on.

  • Lynxie

    Jan 10, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #22

    I have a good idea. What about getting Marcelino and Albert Luque back as cover? And Hugo Viana, and Boumsong, and Dyer? Not forgetting Kevin Dillon….. and then there’s………………..

  • Brutooon

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #23

    Marcelinho,Luque and Boumsong CAN pass!!!

    Alan Smith CAN’T !!!

    try to look at Hugo Viana youtube video, he wasnt that bad tbh

  • will

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Problem with Owen is not that he lacks skill, but he ain’t got any heart! won’t want him back even if it is for free

  • Ezedoesit

    Jan 10, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d love to see Charlie Adam in Black and White! Quicker than you think, and his passing (better passer than Barton) and shooting are both top notch! Imagine if we had both Barton (cutting in from right) and Adam spraying balls around the field!

  • Thump

    Jan 10, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #26

    He’s a great player but we have too many CMs at present. Get rid of Smith, give Guthrie a run in the team and with a bit of luck and the right attitude he might get some of his form back which, let’s be honest, we could use.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 10, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Phil K – post 15, just pmsl. Great post.

    On Charlie Adam, I would have him and when we play 451 him in the middle with barton and Tiote, with ben arfa, larsson and Jonas taking turns on either wing or in ben arfa’s case rotating with him or nolan. Lots of options is what we need.

  • OneAlanShearer

    Jan 10, 2011 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Thump – get rid of smith I agree with, guthrie can join him if we get C Adam in. he’s not quite good enough and that’s being very fair to him. We have very little pace in the side and Adam is a better option than guthrie I would say.

  • Vinicinhos

    Jan 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Great player and trade with Guthrie.

    Adam to Newcastle
    Guthrie to Blackpool


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