Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam has his say on Hearts and Rangers speculation

Charlie Adam is looking for a move away from Stoke this month. Pic: PA
Charlie Adam is looking for a move away from Stoke this month. Pic: PA
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Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam says that he has had no contact from Hearts amid speculation that he is may be on his way to Tynecastle.

The 33-year-old midfielder has played only three games in the Sky Bet Championship for the Potters this season and is looking for a move in the transfer window.

Adam, capped 26 times by Scotland, has heard nothing from Hearts but is a fan of boss Craig Levein, whom he worked under during his time with the national team.

He said: “I woke up on Tuesday and I had loads of texts about Hearts.

“I have had no contact with any club in Scotland.

“I don’t know where it has come from, speaking to people I know, supposedly there is an interest but there has been no contact with me or my agent.

“I had a good relationship with Craig at Scotland and I like Craig as a manager and as a person.

“He is straight, honest, says it how it is, like me, and sometimes he upsets people.

“He is a good guy, he has done terrifically well but at the moment there is nothing there.”

When asked at a William Hill Scottish Cup media event if he would be open to a return to Rangers, where he started his playing career, Adam added: “The Rangers thing is something that it would interest me. Absolutely. I have been back more times this season than in the last four or five years. I can see it is going in the right direction.

“But at the moment there is nothing to it. We are talking up something that is not there but everyone knows I started my career at Rangers, I played in front of 50,000 with the pressure.

“It is something I’d relish and enjoy. I want to play.

“I have played three games for Stoke so it has been frustrating so whoever it may be, I am ready to go and want to contribute.”