Charlie Adam has been valued by some publications at around £14m. A more realistic price-range for the Blackpool midfielder is about £8-10m, but Rangers must still be frustrated that they sanctioned his sale to Blackpool for a mere £500,000. After years of coming in and out of the Rangers side Charlie could never quite cement himself into the starting eleven. It‘s clear that Charlie Adam has found his calling at Blackpool in a way that he never could at Rangers. After all Walter Smith did deploy Charlie as a left-sided midfielder, which is clearly not his best position.
Although his time in Glasgow didn’t see him reach the heights he had set for himself, they were certainly not wasted as the player gained valuable experience. Charlie was part of the Rangers squad who made it to the UEFA Cup final in the 2006/07 season when they were defeated in the final 2-0 by Zenit St Petersburg.
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway saw something in Charlie when he bought the rugged looking Scot from Rangers. Holloway made Charlie his Captain and by playing him through the middle of park, the player himself has flourished and become the beating heart of the team. The Blackpool faithful didn’t have to wait long for Adam to find his feet when the player grabbed 17 goals in all competitions in his first season also helping Blackpool gain promotion to the Premier League.