Date: 1st May 2019 at 6:30am
Written by:

It’s no great secret that Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was chasing Birmingham City’s prolific striker Che Adams during the January transfer window.

Hasenhuttl basically admitted as much when speaking about who was on his shortlist for strengthening, but a fee couldn’t be agreed – albeit more down to the fact Birmingham knew there would likely be a points deduction during the 2018/19 campaign for Financial Fair Play breaches, and they needed the 22-year-old to continue performing and getting on the scoresheet so they could offset that and avoid relegation back to League One.

It seems their plan worked and the lad now has 22 goals in 47 appearances, and he’s also chipped in with four assists. They are pretty comfortably safe from the drop despite the EFL hitting them with a nine point deduction.

With Southampton’s own future now known following our six goal thriller with Bournemouth last weekend, the Daily Mail have reported this week that our interest in Adams remains as strong as ever, and over the summer our chances of doing a deal naturally significantly increase.

It’s fair to say there’s nothing groundbreaking in the Mail’s report, the information is well known and fans could’ve linked the dots themselves, but if Adams has been looking at potential suitors, he can’t have failed to be impressed with Hasenhuttl and the press he’s been receiving and that should be another feather in our cap.

 

3 Replies to “Report Suggests Southampton Will Return For This Man With More Chance Of Success”

  • You’re way off with your reasoning for a January “no sale”, there was in fact several reasons for not selling, the main one being that we were under a transfer embargo so replacing Che would of been a problem, that being said we didn’t want to sell him, didn’t need to sell him and to top it all Che didn’t want to go!!, capped off by the fact that Saints valuation of Che is derisory (as shown by the pitiful offer made last week) if you are serious about buying him I reckon you’re gonna need to treble your offer as I can see this going to a bidding war.

  • I was just about to write the same as clearly this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I think we should make a £1m offer to Southampton to get Redmond back.

  • First of all what do you mean he saved Birmingham from being relegated back to League One. The last time Birmingham was in league one was 84 that’s a long time ago so back to league one was a stupid statement. Secondly the player did not want to move clubs his own words stated that he didn’t want to upset his progression at this stage thirdly Southampton putting embarrassing offer in weiwei below is value. So they undervalue him so he’s not worth much to them he’s worth a hell of a lot more to us so jog on

Your Comment