Championship Striker Target On His Way To Southampton

The Telegraph and other outlets are reporting that Southampton have struck a deal with Birmingham City for their striker Che Adams.

Newcastle were most recently linked with having an interest in Adams a few weeks ago but he has been on the radar since way back in 2014.

Earlier today it was reported that Southampton reached an agreement with Aston Villa for left-back Matt Targett on a deal initially worth £14m but can rise to £17m.

It seems like Southampton will waste no time in spending that cash as the deal for Che Adams is said to be worth £15m. The deal will be finalized on Monday.

Adams will likely replace former Newcastle target Charlie Austin who Southampton are desperate to sell this summer. The soon to be thirty-year-old is being targetted by Aston Villa and Sheffield United who both gained promotion from the Championship this past year.

Che Adams– heading to Southampton

Adams will join Danny Ings whose loan spell from Liverpool last season is set to be made permanent on Monday.

The twenty-two-year-old Adams had a very productive season at Birmingham City under Garry Monk last season. He scored 22 goals in 48 total appearances for the Championship club.

While this transfer will not unsettle too many Newcastle fans, we are reminded that Newcastle United currently only have Dwight Gayle, and a couple of young strikers in Elias Sorensen and Yannick Toure as out and out strikers at the club. This is under the assumption that Joselu’s move to Alaves will be finalized soon.

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