Adams Bidding to Hold Off Suitors

ARGYLE Manager Derek Adams has labelled the January bids for his players as ‘derisory’ as we approach the final week of the transfer window.

The Pilgrims have rejected bids for some of their first-team players but Adams believes clubs are just testing the waters. 

When questioned about if the club has received any bids Adams said: “We have; it has been known.

“Nothing has been to the valuation that the football club believes the value of the player is. We have had bids and everybody knows about them. There have been derisory bids for players but that is just the nature of January; when clubs want to try and see if you’re willing to sell. 

“Clubs are just testing the water. I have seen some of the transfers going about for some of the other players, it doesn’t match up.” 

Argyle have already brought in three players in the window with Remi Matthews and Zak Vyner signing on loan for the rest of the season, and Simon Church signing as a free agent. Adams is still looking at the opportunity of bringing in some fresh faces, including a midfielder, as the transfer window comes to an end. 

“It depends on a number of factors,” said Derek. “I depends on the other clubs that I am speaking to. I don’t have an exact figure in mind, but I have a good idea. 

“It’s one of the areas we would like to strengthen. We are a little bit short in that area. We’ve got four midfield players at this moment in time, including Yann Songo’o, so we could do with strengthening that area. 

“It has been busy, and it has taken up a lot of my time, speaking to clubs, speaking to agents and keeping things moving. Clubs will try and get the possible deal for themselves and wait to see if anybody else comes in for their players that gives them a better deal than other clubs.” 

One player who may be on the move is Argyle defender Callum Rose. Derek Adams admits that himself and Callum are currently in talks.

Derek said: “It depends on what Callum and Dorchester want to do. We will talk that through with him. I have spoken to him a number of times and allowed him to judge the situation for himself and be clear what he wants to do and what Dorchester want to do. He has done well for them so I presume they would want to continue that.”