Newcastle United remain interested in signing Birmingham City forward Che Adams this summer, a source close to the player has exclusively confirmed to Football League World.
The Magpies have been keen admirers of the 22-year-old for a number of years, and made regular checks on the striker when he played for non-league side Ilkeston Town a few years ago.
The forward has gone from strength to strength ever since, and is now one of the most in-demand players in the country after enduring a hugely impressive campaign with Birmingham City.
Adams netted 22 times in 48 appearances for Garry Monk’s side in the 2018/19 campaign, and was also nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season award as a result of his remarkable season in front of goal.
Plenty of clubs have been linked with his signature over the last few months, with Tottenham, Everton and Newcastle all reportedly present to watch him in action back in February.
Now, a source close to the player has exclusively confirmed to Football League World that the latter are very strong admirers of the prolific forward, having watched him in action in the final few league games of the season.
The Magpies will be desperate to keep hold of Salomon Rondon beyond this season after impressing on loan from West Brom this season, but with West Ham and Wolves also believed to be interested, Rafa Benitez is said to be eyeing up Adams as a replacement.
I think Adams is more than capable of stepping up to the Premier League next season, and he’d be a perfect signing for the Magpies.
He may not be as strong or as tall as Rondon, but Adams is a physical presence who can win aerial battles as well as getting in behind.
Birmingham must be resigned to losing him this summer, as high-profile clubs begin to circle.