With Southampton’s failed chase during the January transfer window for Birmingham City hotshot Che Adams falling flat as it appears our valuation of the player was too far away from Birmingham’s own, reports this weekend claiming that the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are now looking at him for a summer move having gone down well within the fanbase.
Whether or not Southampton were unwilling to meet Birmingham’s valuation or whether the St Andrew’s outfit were hiding behind that owing to Financial Fair Play issues and the fact they likely couldn’t have attempted to replace him even if they wanted to cash in, remains an open debate. I tend to favour the latter myself.
The Mirror have now reported that Manchester United and Arsenal have now started to keep tabs on the 22-year-old given his return of 19 goals so far this year in 34 Championship games.
Given the applicable spending powers and pull come the summer, even if Southampton’s form truly rallies under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, if one of the top six are sniffing around and we planned to go back in for him, our task invariably becomes far harder.
I'm really not sure what's so hard about people understanding that Birmingham refused to sell him under any circumstances.
— David ???????? (@S13SFC) February 18, 2019
Still waiting on that Promes Deal to go through… ????????♀️
— Ashley Jones (@Joner07) February 18, 2019
Saves the disappointment in 18 months when he forces a move on
— Luke (@LukeyHoare) February 18, 2019
we will be ok if they turn the league upside down
— Hurstyboy (@Sparksinfo) February 18, 2019
Why the top 6 interest now and not in January? What’s changed ?
— Sean O'Brien (@SnailOB) February 18, 2019
If he was going anywhere at the end of the transfer window it was to Burnley. We were clearly interested but dithered and didn’t try hard enough to make #bcfc an offer they couldn’t refuse. Maybe it was dependent on selling Austin? #saintsfc
— Sfcbows (@Sfcbows) February 18, 2019
— Lewis Mitchell (@LewMitchell1) February 18, 2019
— Lynne Garrett (@lynne_garrett) February 17, 2019