Leeds United fans have been fearing a repeat of their 2019 chase of Daniel James as the club looks to complete a move for Southampton’s Che Adams.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealed that while the player is the club’s number one target and is open to a move, Ralph Hassenhutl is unwilling to let the player leave the Premier League outfit. Fans are fearing a repeat of the failed transfer of Dan James from last January, a move that collapsed at the last minutes of the window after intervention from Huw Jenkins (via BBC).
Adams was involved in the south coast side’s 2-1 win against Leicester City over the weekend as he climbed off the bench to assist Danny Ings’ winner, his third assist of the season, however, he is still yet to score (via Transfermarkt). Adams also averages fewer shots per game than Patrick Bamford this campaign, though has previously proven deadly in England’s second-tier.
The Yorkshire side are in trouble of their own having failed to score a single goal in their last two games against Arsenal and Sheffield Wednesday, despite having more shots than both of their opponents.
Fans were left feeling nervous over a transfer for the player as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
If we go through this week & nothing happens frustrations will mount, too much feeling of De Ja Vu,both on the pitch & off it, huge chance of going up, but a horrible feeling inside that we don’t seem to have learned from last years mistakes at this time, which cost us promotion
— Zachary B. (@LeedsZac) January 13, 2020
Typical , getting messed around again
— Dave kemp (@kempdavid1975) January 13, 2020
Sounds very much like the whole Hew Jenkins ordeal don’t you think
— Lucas Broadbent (@Lucas_LUFCNews) January 13, 2020
This is pretty much where Andrea earns his money. He has to step in and make Southampton bite. It has to happen soon enough or else we will be seeing a Dan James all over again.
— SA (@Aravind_SA) January 13, 2020
Ralph is this years Huw Jenkins.
— CWC (@CWC_LDS) January 13, 2020
Che Adams has Daniel James written all over this unfortunately I can’t see it happening until the end if it does at all if southhamton are looking for a striker
— Dont you know hes LOCO (@LufcDamo) January 13, 2020
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