Transfer insider Pete O’Rourke feels Che Adams would “seriously consider” a move to Leeds United, giving them the green light to go for the transfer.
While Leeds are staying afloat at present, their season has not been plain sailing. They find themselves 14th in the Premier League at the moment, but just two points above the drop zone.
In 16 league games this season, their combined total of wins and draws is equal to their total losses. In their last 10 games, while they have registered two wins, they have also succumbed to six losses.
Compared to the teams in the positions around them, they have scored a decent amount of goals.
Of the 23 times they have found the back of the net in the league this season, nine of those goals have come from one man – Rodrigo Moreno.
The Whites’ next best goals tally in all competitions is Crysencio Summerville, with four. As such, it would appear that they are overly reliant on Rodrigo to find the net.
Easing the burden on the Spaniard could allow them to climb away from their dangerous position. His period of goalscoring form, and the expectation that it will continue, could well be unsustainable.
Leeds were keen on Southampton striker Adams in the summer. Recent reports have stated that the Whites could return for the Scotland international in the January window.
Leeds given Adams green light
Were they to do so, they might find themselves in a good position. Indeed, insider O’Rourke believes an offer is one that Adams might take up.
“Obviously nobody wants to be involved in a relegation fight, and I’m sure if an offer did come in it’s something that Che Adams would seriously consider,” he told GIVEMESPORT.
“Again, if he did move clubs he’d probably be on a more lucrative contract as well, so that will come into his thinking.”
Indeed, Southampton are rock bottom of the league at the moment. While they aren’t too far adrift, the situation will not be one that any of their players are relishing.
Despite a rough period for the club, Adams has still managed to put his stamp on things. He has scored four league goals this season – the most of a Saints player – a few of which have come at crucial times.
He scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Leicester City early on in the campaign. He also netted the only goal in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth in October.
Adding a player into the mix that can score valuable goals in close games could be just what Leeds need.
In a relegation scrap, every game can be a close one, and every goal could be a vital one. Pairing Adams with Rodrigo could be the catalyst for Leeds hauling themselves out of that battle.
Indeed, going after the Southampton striker seems like a good decision, and one that could be rewarding.