Holloway - Hands off Adam
Blackpool boss fumes at Houllier
Last Updated: January 15, 2011 8:44pm
Adam: Villa target
Ian Holloway has repeated his verbal attack on Gerard Houllier over Aston Villa's pursuit of Charlie Adam.
Houllier has made no secret of his admiration for the midfielder but Villa have so far only made a bid of £3.5million, which Holloway finds 'insulting'.
Holloway values the player much higher and feels anybody who wants to sign him should demonstrate that they hold him in similar regard by making a suitably large offer.
The Seasiders manager is adamant that Adam will not be sold to Villa after again marvelling at his performance in Saturday's 3-2 defeat to West Brom.
Speaking after the game, Holloway said: "You've got every right to ask me the question, but Mr Houllier should not talk about someone else's player when he hasn't put up enough money to buy him.
"Will I honestly sell him (Adam) to Aston Villa? The answer is no because I am managing his career.
"I've told him where I think he's good enough to go and again today I think he's hit the best pass I've ever seen in my life.
"If there's anybody in the Premier League who can hit a pass like that, how much are they worth?
"So don't insult me by talking about my players.
"Don't talk about my player and I got the raving hump about it because it's not etiquette and it's wrong."