According to notable transfer expert Duncan Castles, this summer’s transfer window is likely to be a ‘depressed’ one compared to previous years amid the current suspension to football, largely around the world. With that in mind and the fact there’s nothing to give us a footballing fix, the Transfer Tavern are doing their best to remind their readers how some of their club’s fans reacted to the biggest signings of this season in order to focus on what’s been before us, rather than the uncertainty ahead.
When Che Adams joined Southampton, there was excitement from fans over the then 22-year-old’s arrival at the club. One supporter claimed to be ‘buzzing’, whilst another asked the club to announce the Premier League title as the faithful reacted.
BUZZING!! Get in 😇
— 🏴 WeMarchOn ™ 🏴 (@kelvinlegod) July 1, 2019
Announce Premier League title
— Ash (@ashley_whiteway) July 1, 2019
5 year deal👅😍
— Ewan White (@ewanwhite1999) July 1, 2019
— tobyy (@sfctoby) July 1, 2019
Get innn https://t.co/B2UVih7b6l
— Clark (@dan_clark97) July 1, 2019
— dan bradberry (@SHADED_DAN) July 1, 2019
However, the transfer hasn’t quite worked out the way supporters may have been hoping it would. To say the England youth international has underperformed would be something of an understatement. No goal for the Saints’ first-team so far this season, despite having played over 30 games tells you just how ineffective the 23-year-old has been (via Transfermarkt).
Taking a deeper look at his statistics and it really does paint a bleak picture for the £10.8m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, ace. Despite the fact he’s an attacker, Adams has been woeful in the final third, averaging less than one shot per league game, as per WhoScored. To highlight how poor that stat is, central midfielders Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and James Ward-Prowse have had more efforts per game than the former Birmingham man.
If he was offering more in the creative side of the Saints’ attacking play, he could be forgiven for his lack of goals. However, even that has proven to be extremely underwhelming with the forward playing just o.5 key passes and attempting just 0.5 dribbles per game.
The 2019 transfer has been quite a mess and it was no surprise to hear that the player wanted to join Leeds United in the summer (via Phil Hay). His fall from being a promising signing to being a flop is quite a staggering and he must up his game if he is to make the grade on the south coast.
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