Charlie Adam has been at some of the UK’s biggest clubs like Liverpool and Rangers – but there’s just something that feels right about coming home to Dundee.
A Dee fan growing up, the former Rangers, Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke City man has completed a two-year deal to play with the club he fell in love with as a kid.
Adam had a spell in the English Championship last year with Reading but has opted to move back north after a lengthy stay in England.
His aim will be to help the Dee move back to the Scottish Premiership, his class no doubt a boost for those in dark blue. He trained with James McPake’s squad for the first time this week.
Many may see this as a place for Adam to finish his career, but the ex-Reds and Rangers man isn’t willing to put that label on his Dundee move. He reckons he’s still got plenty more to offer at a high level.
“It’s been a long summer and it took a bit of time,” said Adam (Dee TV). “Longer than I expected but I’m here and I’m delighted to be here. This is my club, something that I’ve grown up supporting.
“I used to stand on the terraces so it’s nice now to actually officially get on the pitch and play for a club that I love and hopefully be successful. The manager is a young up and coming manager, he’s hungry and he sold it to me by picking up the phone and asking if I would be interested.
“I’m delighted that he did that and hopefully I can perform and get this club back to where it could be. I don’t want to say this is where I am going to finish. I’m here, I’m 34 but I’ve still got a lot to give.
“I’ve still got a lot to show to people that I’m still a good player. I want to score goals and help this team. I’m not coming here to finish my career, I’m coming here to win and that’s what it means to me.”