Report: Leeds interested in Che Adams; optimistic they can do deal
Leeds United are interested in Che Adams and are optimistic that they can agree a deal for the Southampton striker this summer, according to a report from The Sun.
The Whites are continuing to pursue another goalscorer in this window. It appears that they will indeed miss out on Charles De Ketelaere to AC Milan.
And thus, Victor Orta is ready to turn to a familiar name. The Sun reports that Leeds are eyeing a deal for Adams and hope to do business at around £10 million.
The report claims that the Saints want more for the Scotland international. However, Leeds are optimistic that they will be able to agree a move for Adams.
Leeds interested in Che Adams
Of course, Leeds fans may not be entirely surprised to hear that Orta wants Adams. The Whites director of football has often tended to keep targets on his radar for future windows.
Leeds made a big play to sign the 26-year-old in the final window before they sealed promotion from the Championship in 2020. At the time, Marcelo Bielsa was looking to replace Eddie Nketiah. And Adams had endured a tricky start to his St Mary’s career.
Ultimately, Adams would stay put. But Leeds showed how keen they were to sign him by making three bids. The third offer was for a loan that would have become permanent for £20 million upon promotion.
Adams would have been an inspired addition at that time. Now however, there are likely to be a lot more Leeds fans feeling underwhelmed about the links.
Adams is certainly a handful and works extremely hard. And he would not struggle to adapt to playing in Jesse Marsch’s preferred system involving two up front. His performances have been labelled ‘incredible‘ in the past.
But he has not been prolific in the top-flight. And Leeds arguably need someone who can share the goalscoring responsibility with the likes of Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt.
At £10 million, it could be a really smart piece of business. But you can understand if some supporters hoped for something more.
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