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Charlie Adam Signing Confirmed

22 July 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading have added some experience to their squad with the signing of Charlie Adam who was out of contract after being released by Stoke City. Adam, a 33 year old midfielder, has signed a one year contract with Reading and was almost certainly happy to take a cut in wages to come to Reading after Blackburn failed to sign him after a trial with the club during the summer. As Adam attracts no transfer fee he will be seen a cheap replacement for Liam Kelly to enable Reading to reduce costs and maintain a squad to attempt to compete in the Championship this season.

After starting his career with Rangers in Scotland, Adam was a much wanted player eight years ago and Liverpool paid 6.75 million pounds to Blackpool for his services in the summer of 2011. He made 27 Premier League starts for Liverpool before a move the following year to Stoke City for 5 million. At Stoke City he made 179 appearances and scored 21 goals before gradually falling out of favour. His last three appearances were a couple of minutes each and he spent most of last season on the bench as he struggled to make an impact. He may well be set for a similar role at Reading this season.

 

Discussion On This Story:

 WoodleyRoyal

» 22 Jul 2019 11:10

Apparently according to Courtney at the chronic we have offered a contract to free agent Charlie Adam... if true then there are not enough :| 's in the world

 Pepe the Horseman

» 22 Jul 2019 11:24

Replacing deadwood with deadwood. Mental.

 Simon's Church

» 22 Jul 2019 11:42

Good job we got rid of Kelly to free up some wage room

 NewCorkSeth

» 22 Jul 2019 11:49


Worse than deadwood.. somehow.. I doubt there is many players I'd like less to be linked with.

 windermereROYAL

» 22 Jul 2019 11:54

Nightmare injury situation for the last two seasons, now we`re rumoured to be getting another cripple in, stunning news if true.

 Hound

» 22 Jul 2019 11:57

yep, can't say this potential signing makes me particularly happy. Couple of years ago maybe.

 Tilehurstsouthbank

» 22 Jul 2019 12:16

Really hope this is just agent talk.

 NewCorkSeth

» 22 Jul 2019 12:18

Good God there is people on Twitter actually happy about this rumour. Have they never seen him play? Or even seen him?

 Snowflake Royal

» 22 Jul 2019 12:25


But he's a name they've heard of. And he played for Liverpool. They've seen him score a screamer on MotD. So he must be great.

 NewCorkSeth

» 22 Jul 2019 12:31


But he's a name they've heard of. And he played for Liverpool. They've seen him score a screamer on MotD. So he must be great.
I was living in London when he scored that goal and a load of Scottish lads came into the bar I worked in (one claiming to be his brother) and I remember them saying he always tries those shots. Hit and hope player rather than than someone like Baker who has a long distance shot in his pocket.

 From Despair To Where?

» 22 Jul 2019 12:36

Fingers crossed this is true

 Hound

» 22 Jul 2019 12:40

saw something saying he wanted to stay in the NW, so hopefully that is also true, and being 'somewhere near London' will put him off


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