Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Southampton striker Che Adams in this January transfer window.
The Whites are scouring the market for reinforcements as they fight for their lives in the Premier League. Jesse Marsch is keen on adding a new striker to his squad after watching his side struggle for goals during the first part of the campaign.
In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, journalist Dean Jones confirmed that Leeds United could revive their interest and table an offer for Che Adams, but only if Southampton bring a forward to St Mary’s Stadium.
“Southampton have got their own situation to consider at the moment, if they do go and sign another striker, you never know.
“They might just put an enquiry in just to see what can be done.”
Adams, 26, registered seven goals and three assists in the Premier League last term, helping Southampton finish 15th in the table. The Scotsman has managed to improve on that figure this term, regardless of playing in a side currently rooted at the bottom of the table.
Che Adams to Leeds United—Good move?
Leeds United currently lie 14th in the table and must add new players to their squad in a bid to stay far away from the relegation zone. Having netted just 23 goals in 16 games, it is not surprising that manager Jesse Marsch is considering investing in a striker in this transfer window.
Patrick Bamford has endured another injury-hit campaign at Elland Road, which has seen Rodrigo shoulder the bulk of goal-scoring responsibility. While Rodrigo has performed extremely well and is the club’s top scorer with nine goals, Marsch is aware that one injury to the Spaniard could leave the Whites in a dangerous position for the rest of the season.
Thus, the Yorkshire giants are right in wanting a striker and Che Adams is a decent option to consider. Adams has established himself as a key player for club and country, and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for Leeds.
In 17 games, the Scotland international has scored eight goals, a good return, considering the Saints’ royal struggles this season. The 26-year-old has demonstrated that with quality players around him, he can find the back of the net with regularity. Thus, he could be ideal for the Whites’ needs, as Marsch needs cover and competition for Rodrigo and Bamford heading into the second half of the season.
Adams is proven in the Premier League and could make an immediate impact at Elland Road. In addition, the Yorkshire giants could potentially land a big blow to Southampton’s quest for survival by luring him away from St. Mary’s Stadium.
All in all, Leeds must put in a cheeky bid to sign Adams from Southampton.