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Southampton: Board must pay up for Che Adams immediately

Southampton: Board must pay up for Che Adams immediately

Southampton look desperate to follow up the signing of Moussa Djenepo with the addition of a new striker.

According to The Sun, the south coast club are hoping to sign Birmingham City’s Che Adams, who scored 22 Championship goals last term, though there is still some work to do.

The English newspaper reports that the Premier League outfit are readying a £14m bid, which is £2m short of Birmingham’s reported valuation of the 22-year-old.

At just a £2m difference, Southampton really should not be haggling, especially with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s said plan for the entire transfer window.

According to Sport Bild (via Read Southampton), the former RB Leipzig boss wants up to five new signings this summer.

Djenepo is certainly a good start but, if Sport Bild’s report is true, then there is still plenty of work left to be done at St. Mary’s before the start of the new Premier League season.

Furthermore, the Southampton board cannot afford to waste time playing a game of who blinks first with their Birmingham counterparts over Adams. With £2m potentially the difference between a deal being struck, and other areas also needing to be addressed this summer, it is just not worth it from the Saints’ perspective.

But given the different struggles Danny Ings, Shane Long and Charlie Austin all went through last season, you would expect them to stump up the cash, and hopefully sooner rather than later.

Southampton fans, do you see the club getting this deal over the line? Let us know in the comment section below!

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