Che Adams will be allowed to leave Southampton this month amid interest from Nottingham Forest. The Athletic understands that Ralph Hasenhuttl is now willing to offload the versatile attacker.

Adams has been with Southampton since 2019. He checked in from Birmingham and cost the Saints £15 million from the Championship outfit.

His time at Southampton has perhaps been somewhat indifferent. He’s made 110 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals and claiming 12 assists.

In the last year, he’s made his debut for Scotland and has now collected 19 caps, scoring six goals for Steve Clarke’s team.

Adams allowed to leave Southampton
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Adams could be about to change clubs, however. Forest are interested in landing the 26-year-old as Steve Cooper bids to finalise his squad ahead of the transfer deadline.

On Saturday, Adams was an unused substitute as Southampton were battered by Tottenham.

Now, it appears that his race has been run and Forest have been handed a significant boost in their quest to sign the experienced Premier League performer.

Other clubs look likely to be in the mix to sign him too. Adams is fancied by Leeds and has been a long-term target of the Elland Road-based club ahead of this summer.

Forest were beaten 2-0 on Saturday at Newcastle. The defeat intensified the need for new recruits in the final third and Adams could now become a Forest player.

Adams allowed to leave Southampton and Forest could be wise to sign him

Not only do Forest need to sign a couple more starters, but they also need some depth. Saturday’s bench included Lyle Taylor and Oliver Hammond, with neither player likely to be considered regular options this term.

Adams would be an ideal signing. He has experience playing in the top flight and is currently a regular on the international stage with the Scotland national team.

Adams allowed to leave Southampton
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The player can operate as a number 10 or through the middle as a centre forward. Earlier in his career, Adams even operated as a winger and that’s another option.

Adams might not come cheap. He earns £52,000-a-week and he will likely want a similar salary should he be tempted by a move to Forest this summer.

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