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‘He’s a real handful and knows where the goal is’ – Assessing reported Southampton target: Opinion



Birmingham City manager Garry Monk may be satisfied that his side has secured their Championship survival and be making plans for next season, but will know he may need to do that without his star-striker Che Adams who is generating interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

According to the Mail, Southampton are just one of the clubs keen to move for the £15m-rated 22-year-old, who scored 22 goals and made four assists for the Blues this season.

But is Adams good enough to make the step up at St Mary’s?

We discuss……..

George Brooks

“It remains to be seen. Adams has had an outstanding season for Birmingham City and has scored plenty of goals in the Championship, but it is quite a step up to the Premier League.

“He could have what it takes to become a top player, but he will need to experience playing in the top flight in order to realise his potential.

“At the age of 22, there is still plenty of time for him to improve as a player and he could be a good signing for the Saints.”

Gary Hutchinson

“Yes, he’s good enough for Southampton anyway.

“I couldn’t see him at a top six team, but the pack below that would benefit from having him in the squad.

“He’s a real handful and knows where the goal is.

“They should make the move, quickly.”

Louie Chandler

“Absolutely and a perfect one for Saints.

“Hassenhuttl is eager to get his side playing with high energy and there would be no better player to lead the line in a side like that than Adams.

“He has all the tools needed to cut it in the Prem and Southampton should go for it.”

Jacob Potter

“He’s more than good enough.

“Adams has been scoring goals regularly this season and he can certainly make the step up to the Premier League.

“His pace and eye for goal are his main attributes and he is a defenders’ nightmare.”

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