Nottingham Forest are keen to raid Southampton for striker Che Adams this summer. The Reds have been linked with the Leicester-born star previously and they could now make a move.
According to the Daily Record, the Scotland international is a wanted man. Southampton have been relegated from the Premier League and several top stars will leave.
Adams recently played against Forest during a 4-3 defeat for the Saints. The 26-year-old didn’t produce that night but he has scored 10 goals and claimed three assists this season.
This won’t be the first time that Forest have tried to sign Adams. When Ralph Hasenhuttl had shunted the player down the pecking order, it was reported that he was available for loan.
Nothing came to fruition on that occasion and Adams stayed at Southampton. Now, with just a year on his contract, the Saints could be forced into a sale.
It’s claimed that Steve Cooper likes Adams a lot. He will be keen to add some more firepower in the summer and perhaps the player could do a job at Forest.
Hasenhuttl was a big fan of Adams during his time at the club. He called him ‘fantastic’ during an interview with the Daily Echo back in February 2020.
Forest keen to raid Southampton for Adams and this one could be interesting
The Reds do need some more firepower. Although it’s fair to say they’ve found a formula to start games, better quality is needed in reserve.
Adams is from the East Midlands and surely he’d jump at the chance to move to Forest this summer. However, other clubs will likely be monitoring the situation.
The talented performer is now a Scotland international. He will see his chances of adding to his 23 caps increase if he continues playing in the Premier League.
Adams earns £52,000-a-week at Southampton. He could have a clause in his Saints contract that sees that decrease following relegation and as a result, a move for the player would make sense.