Leeds United don’t rule out Che Adams transfer

Leeds United have not denied speculation linking them with a move in August to sign Che Adams from Southampton, according to The Athletic reporter Phil Hay.

The Sun reported on July 30 that Los Blancos are considering a £10million ‘shock’ to sign the 26-year-old Scotland centre-forward as they aim to add to Jesse Marsch’s striker options.

Former Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Hay has clearly spoken to his sources in Leeds and it looks like there might be some truth to this report.

“The club, at times during the transfer window, looked at Arnaud Kalimuendo – now bound for Rennes from Paris Saint-Germain – and an existing Rennes player, Martin Terrier,” Hay said on Athleticism website on Sunday morning (August 14).

“Nor have they outright dismissed stories linking them to Southampton’s Che Adams, although all [Jesse] Marsch said full-time was the club would continue to take stock.”

A movement ?

Adams was left on the bench for Southampton’s opening day defeat at Tottenham, but he started and played the full 90 minutes against Leeds, ironically, on Saturday August 13.

He hasn’t had much of an impact for the Saints, but the fact he’s now starting games for Ralph Hassenhuttl suggests it’s a move that won’t happen.

Leeds and Southampton are two teams of similar quality and similar goals.

Both managers are among those set to be sacked first in the Premier League this season and both could be drawn into a relegation battle if they are not careful.

Would Saints allow Adams to join a competitive Premier League rival and strengthen it?

Unless it’s a permanent deal that sees them pocketing big bucks, they’d be stupid to do that.

Although Leeds may have an interest in the former Birmingham and Sheffield United striker, we doubt that will happen.

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