Steve Cooper is keen for Nottingham Forest to sign Southampton striker Che Adams this summer. The Reds won’t have a bounty of cash to play with this summer and want a cut-price deal for the Leicester-born star
According to TalkSPORT, the head coach at the City Ground has made personal checks on Adams. He’s a huge fan of his and wants to sign him in the transfer window.
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.
Now, with just a year on his contract, the Saints could be forced into a sale. Nothing came of the interest before but it could be different this time around.
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.
Cooper wants Forest to sign Southampton star Adams
The Reds do need some more options in the final third. 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 23-time Scotland international. As a result, he will want to continue playing at the highest level as he goes in search of more caps.
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.
If Cooper wants Adams then the club should act. Although a recruitment team will pick the lionshare of targets, it’s important that the head coach also gets a say in the business done by the club.