Speculation is arising in Spain regarding the future of Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam, who is poised to join fellow Scot David Moyes at Real Sociedad.
The former Rangers player has been impressive during his time at the Britannia Stadium and managed to be voted the official supporters' club player-of-the-year alongside Asmir Begovic.
Adam has been involved in transfer gossip a lot, especially during his time at Blackpool in the 2010/11 season where the Scotland international was incredibly effective in the centre of midfield and reliably dangerous from any set piece he was given.
The 28-year-old was subject to several bids from many clubs but mainly Liverpool and Tottenham in the January transfer window but these clubs got nowhere close in trying to attain Blackpool's star man.
If rumours are to be believed then the reason clubs got nowhere was because chairman Karl Oyston had turned off his phone during the whole saga, sneaky.
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Blackpool finally lost their man for £8 million pounds to Liverpool but Adam struggled during his time at Anfield making him just look like a big fish in a small pond rather than a quality Premier League footballer.
Since his transfer to Stoke, Charlie Adam has been employed in many different positions whether it be as a deep-lying playmaker, attacking central midfielder, a box to box midfielder, a shadow striker and even a few occasions a left midfielder!
Stoke for a while just could not find the winning formula with Adam. He was overlooked for all set pieces at Stoke and this seemed absurd considering Sir Alex Ferguson said Adam was worth £8 million for his corners alone.
However, when Adam found his role dictating the play in the centre of midfield and allowed to dictate more of the set pieces Stoke were richly rewarded with more goals and assists from the bit part Scotland international.
Off to San Sebastian
Moyes has stated he does not want to create a divide at the club between British and Spanish staff so this signing might be seen as creating a divide and relying on British based players.
However, the former Manchester United manager might be using his tactical knowledge of Adam knowing how influential he can be in the centre of midfield. Moyes will be looking to build on his first win and being named manager of the week.
Adam could really prosper in La Liga if he can recreate his form from his Blackpool days. With that cultured left foot of his, Real Sociedad fans will be more than happy see him help them up the league.
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