Report: Club willing to sell their ‘incredible’ player for £15m, with both Leeds United and Everton keen
Southampton are now reportedly willing to sell Che Adams this summer, with both Leeds United and Everton keen on the player.
The Athletic reports that the Saints are open to listen to offers for Adams around the £15 million mark as they remain in the market for another striker.
Reports have suggested that Everton have already approached the south coast side over a possible loan move, while Leeds have also shown interest but a move seemed unlikely earlier this summer.
But now it seems Ralph Hasenhuttl is searching for another striker and he could allow the ‘incredible’ Adams to leave as a result.
The 26-year-old wasn’t involved in Southampton’s heavy defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend and his future seems unclear at this moment in time.
Southampton willing to sell Adams
The Athletic reports that the Saints are aiming to recoup the £15 million they paid to Birmingham City for Adams back in 2019.
And it’s no surprise that Everton and Leeds are interested in the striker as both clubs have been searching for attacking reinforcements.
Toffees boss Frank Lampard was recently dealt an injury blow in Dominic Calvert-Lewin and had no striker available for their Premier League opener against Chelsea last weekend.
Lampard does have Salomon Rondon coming back from serving a suspension, but he may be tempted to bring in another striker to replace the injured Calvert-Lewin.
As for Leeds, Jesse Marsch now has Patrick Bamford back to full fitness after a long period on the sidelines last season but the Whites lack depth in the position.
Youngster Joe Gelhardt stepped up to the role very well in Bamford’s absence but Marsch will ideally want another striker to compete with Bamford for the starting role.
Adams could be a shrewd signing for both clubs and could be a bargain for just £15 million. The Scotland international works hard off the ball and is the type of player that would fit into both Marsch and Lampard’s systems.