Blackpool find Liverpool’s transfer approach “bizarre”

Blackpool Chief Executive Karl Oysten has described Liverpool’s approach for their captain Charlie Adam as “bizarre”.

Oysten told Sky Sports News he is looking forward to the end of the transfer window and the end of speculation about Adam’s future at Bloomfield Road.

Liverpool had a £4million bid turned down for Adam last week, which was subsequently followed by the 25-year-old midfielder handing in a transfer request.

Oysten attacked Liverpool’s way of attempting to sign Adam, saying it should not be done through the media.

He said, “I think they have maybe expressed a direct interest to the media, but that has certainly not been backed up by their conversations with us, which have been slightly bizarre in my opinion.

“Ordinarily, if a club wants to take a player from another club they will approach them directly.

“Every step of the way through this window everything has been done by the media.”

He added, “I find it amazing the way the whole thing has unfolded. It has really left us in a position where we have just had to react to the whole thing rather than ever being in any form of control over it.”

Liverpool are also still in the running to sign Ajax striker Luis Suarez, but are, like with Blackpool and Adam, involved in a battle over valuation of the Uruguayan international.