Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has fired back at the agent of star midfielder Charlie Adam.
Adam’s representative, Kenny Moyes, has claimed the Seasiders “mucked about” the Scotland international throughout the January transfer window as potential moves to Liverpool and Tottenham never materialised.
But Holloway insists Blackpool behaved accordingly as they attempted to hang on to their most prized asset.
He said: “(Adam’s) agent should be very careful what he says. I have already had enough of this Charlie Adam thing.
“He is my captain and look how well he played (against West Ham). For me there is no rush. The boy will go to a top club eventually, but he has to go on the right footing, when they really want him.
“To be perfectly honest with you, I didn't feel that was the case. Late on somebody else wanted to buy half of him for £6m. I laughed and they said that's the right side of him.
“But realistically I know what the boy's worth and I think his agent should be very careful what he is saying, if it's true. I don't know if he has actually said that, it might be paper talk, but it's very difficult for me to comment on things.
“Charlie is someone I care about immensely and I believe he is improving. I believe he is a great professional and I believe he should walk into a club when they really want him, he shouldn't be third choice.
“If you are doing two other deals, (Luis) Suarez and (Andy) Carroll, they (Liverpool) are putting their effort into that and doing nothing for Charlie.
“Why he (Adam's agent) sat in my office all day I don't know. But good luck to him. Whatever he wants to do, whatever he thinks is right for his client, but we are on a different page.
“Where would he be without him playing for us in this style, in this pattern and how good that's made him look? How much he is improving is absolutely phenomenal.
“If he wants to get nasty, such is this life.”