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Saints Ready to Pursue Adams Again
Tuesday, 30th Apr 2019 17:11

Saints are reported to be about to launch a bid for Che Adams, although it has to be said that transfer reports at this time of year have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

Various media outlets are rehashing stories that Saints are about try and sign Birmingham City's Che Adams, this is not the work of a modern day Sherlock Holmes in that we were linked to him in January and in a recent interview Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed that the striker was one of several transfer targets for the summer.

The price for the 22 year old who has hit funnily enough 22 goals in the Championship for Blues is being quoted as being around £15 million, but this figure sounds like a starting price put into the media by either Birmingham themselves or the players agent in order to try and stir up interest and get a bidding war underway.

Leicester City are also said to be interested, but it should be stressed that no club at this stage of the season would be revealing their summer transfer targets to others to potentially stir up a bidding war and most stories in the edia about possible summer targets for any club are just that, stories.

Adams being Leicester born would be attracted to the Foxes due to the fact that he could remain near home, but home comforts are second to a good salary to most professional footballers as well as the potential to play games and further their career.

Saints could also have another bargaining tool and that is Sam Gallagher, with Ralph Hasenhuttl intimating that the decks need to be cleared Gallagher who will turn 24 early next season and who spent 2017/18 season with the Blues on loan, could be a makeweight in a deal should it happen.

This season is not yet over but the transfer rumour mill for the summer is only just beginning, but a rumour is far from a transfer being near to happening, good clubs play their cards close to their chest and rumours planted by clubs suggesting they are after one player in order to disguise their interest in another are common place.

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SaintBrock added 18:12 - Apr 30
Silly season starts here. We have no money and certainly not enough to get involved in an agent's bidding war. In any case why would a young fit version of Austin fit into our system of play any better than the old codger himself?

EasyToger added 07:02 - May 1
Just want us to be definitive in our business over the summer and do the work early so the full squad has time to gel under Raplh’s Leadership.

SaintBlonde added 08:46 - May 1
Didn't know you worked in the accounts department for the club and had such a detailed understanding of our finances, SaintBrock.
A young, fit version of Austin?.. sounds like an ideal signing to me.... I'm curious as to how you've made that comparison though?.. watch many Birmingham games?

highfield49 added 10:31 - May 1
I'm not convinced that Sam Gallagher is much of a bargaining tool Nick. I suspect he'll have to take a big wage cut and and swallow some pride to get a move anywhere. Adams will probably sign for Leicester, if they are interested, as it's an easy choice for him and they look like being good for a solid mid table or above season next year. I'm expecting our signings to come from the German leagues tbh, probably names not on our current radar but well known to RH. Talking of silly seasons, the lazy media cowboys seem to be linking us with taking Lallana back from Liverpool. Is it a bogof offer if we conclude the deal for Ings?

LoisDeem added 12:03 - May 2
Schh. The signs are that we should stop bidding at 22m -not that we need to broadcast this fact.
There are many good candidates out there to bolster an improving and evolving squad.

RedandWight added 08:40 - May 11
I read on a Birmingham City site a post by a fan saying he would want 16m plus Sam Gallagher for Che Adams.... where do we sign!

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