Everton have held talks over a potential move for Che Adams this summer.
According to The Times, Everton have held discussions with Southampton over the possibility of striking a deal for Che Adams. This situation arose when the Saints made initial contact with the Merseyside club regarding their interest in signing Mason Holgate.
Everton’s desire to sign a new striker is no secret. A deal for Sporting teenager Youssef Chermiti appears close. However, Sean Dyche may well want to bring more than one goal-scorer to Goodison Park this summer, and Adams could be considered a viable target by the club.
Adams would likely be open to a move away from St Mary’s Stadium, following Southampton’s relegation from the Premier League last time out. The 27-year-old will be keen to remain in the top flight if given the chance.
As for the Toffees, with transfer funds limited, their options are accordingly restricted. Adams wouldn’t be Dyche’s first choice. A number of other forwards have been targeted already, including El Bilal Toure, who the club pushed hard for but ultimately were beaten to by Atalanta.
Should Everton sign Che Adams?
As a fall back option or not, Adams represents a pretty uninspiring target. He is tidy in possession and works hard for his team. His all-round play has been hailed as “terrific” by Scotland legend Ally McCoist, as quoted by the Southern Daily Echo. Ultimately, though, he lacks the clinical edge that Everton are seeking.
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Southampton paid £15 million to sign the 23-cap Scotland international in 2019. Since then, the has managed 25 goals in 123 league outings for the club. His 5 strikes last season weren’t enough to fend off relegation.
Dyche already has a hard working striker who doesn’t score goals in his squad, in the shape of Neal Maupay. Adams would be more of the same. Dyche must find a much bigger upgrade on the misfiring Frenchman. Everton have to find something new this summer.