Everton: Toffees ready to sign Che Adams ‘in a heartbeat’
Everton are reportedly ready to sign Southampton striker Che Adams ‘in a heartbeat’, if the Saints were relegated at the end of the season.
The Lowdown: Long-term interest
Everton have held a long-term interest in Adams, from last summer and in the January transfer window.
The Scotland international could well leave St. Mary’s this summer if Southampton are relegated from the Premier League, with them currently sitting in the relegation zone.
The Latest: Interest reignited
As per Football Insider, the Goodison Park outfit have reignited their interest in signing Adams this summer, and are ready to sign him ‘in a heartbeat’ if the Saints are relegated.
However, they will face competition from Leeds United and a number of other clubs in the top flight for his signature, but have put their interest on the back burner for now until their own safety is assured.
The Verdict: Smart move
It would certainly be a smart move from the Merseysiders to sign Adams this summer, especially if they stay up and Southampton in turn are relegated.
A fall to the Championship should see Adams’ market value plummet, meaning that he would be available for a cheaper price.
Hailed as a ‘ketchup bottle phenomenon‘ by his former Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, the striker has not been the most prolific in the Premier League, with 24 goals over four seasons so far.
However, the 26-year-old makes up with it with his attitude and work-rate, with Hasenhuttl previously lauding them as ‘fantastic‘.
Adams could link up with Scotland team-mate Nathan Patterson, who he has previously dubbed ‘amazing‘, should he make the move to the Toffees, and will no doubt want to be on the end of the right-back’s crosses should they play again together at club level.