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Everton register interest in Southampton's Adams

| 10/08/2022 48comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have reportedly made contact with Southampton to enquire about the possibility of signing Che Adams.

The 26-year-old former Sheffield United and Birmingham City forward has been linked with a move away from St Mary's this summer and the Blues' urgent need for striking reinforcements has prompted them to sound out Saints regarding an initial season-long loan deal with an option to buy next summer.

Adams joined the south coast club from St Andrews where is scored 38 times in 123 games and has played 110 times for Southampton in all competitions and notched 21. 

With Dominic Calvert-Lewin out injured for the next few weeks, Frank Lampard has only Salomon Rondon as an option at centre-forward but while there is reported interest in Adams, it is understood that no official offers have come in for Adams and that Saints would not only countenance a permanent deal. 

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Everton are being linked with a number of forward players as the transfer deadline approaches, with Armando Broja, Viktor Gyokeres and Serhou Guirassy. 

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Jack Convery
1 Posted 10/08/2022 at 17:10:21
Just read that we may be considering Che Adams.

Now this has been a good window so far but not Adams surely. Goals for last 3 seasons 8, 9, 5. In 110 games for the Saints, he has scored 21 goals. Not for me thanks.

Lee Jackson
2 Posted 10/08/2022 at 17:27:12

I'd rather stick with Rondon than Che fucking Adams.

Tommy Carter
3 Posted 10/08/2022 at 18:56:01
I disagree.

Che Adams is a workhorse and will give you 100% every game. He’d certainly be an improvement on Rondon.

However, he’s not a goalscorer. If we were to bring him in to play the forward role alongside someone who gets goals, then he’d undoubtedly be a great foil for them. He’d do their running, and then some.

Robert Tressell
4 Posted 10/08/2022 at 19:16:50

I doubt the goals scored by Adams would be bettered by any of Kalajdzic, Gyorekes, Ajorque, Guirassy or Kalimuendo.

The only difference is that Kalimuendo could become a 15+ goal player whereas the others look more like 8-goal-a-season players (which is still a lot better than some seasoned Premier League strikers).

Kevin Molloy
5 Posted 10/08/2022 at 19:21:59
The Che Adams links I think fit in with our MO for this season. It's been a good window, but playing football this season we shall not be doing. When Coady picks up the ball on Saturday and looks for Neves and Moutinho he is going to get a very nasty surprise.

Best case scenario, we'll have a couple of destroyers in there. Fitting in with that theme, our forward will need to work hard and hold the ball up. That's it, cos we ain't gonna be providing any sort of service for him.

We'll be hard to beat, and hopefully good enough to avoid the scrap. But I think it's going to be a hard watch this year, and I think the fans will need to show a degree of patience. The key figure at our club now is Conor Coady.

Lee Jackson
6 Posted 10/08/2022 at 19:36:00
8 goals a season for a side that does not have goal scoring midfielders is not going to work. Its fine if you have midfielders getting 10+ a season like Ward-Prowse, Bowen, De-Bruyne, Maddison etc. but we don't, there has to be alternatives to Adams. We need at least a 1 in 3 player, not a 1 in 5.

I'm always amazed no established side gave Pukki a chance – goals for fun in the championship, 11 in each of his 2 seasons in the prem in woefully poor Norwich sides, never injured. Shame he's 32.

Mark Ryan
7 Posted 10/08/2022 at 20:06:52
No thanks.
Allen Rodgers
8 Posted 10/08/2022 at 20:15:59
Even though one of his middle names is Everton, it's a No from me.

I'd rather have kept Broadhead or Simms.

Richard Lyons
9 Posted 10/08/2022 at 20:18:21
No, unless he's as good as Uncle Fester...
Dermot O'Brien
12 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:05:28
Give him a 5-year contract and £120k per week.
Soren Moyer
13 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:07:15
Why? I thought getting a goal scorer was a priority!
Joe McMahon
14 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:13:55
I bloody hope not!!!

After 48 years of supporting Everton, I've had enough of us with non-goalscoring strikers! We should have kept Simms and Dobbin at least.

Tony Everan
15 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:14:29
No for me. He is a tryer, a hard worker, an honest player but I can’t say I’ve ever watched him and wished we signed him.
Ray Jacques
16 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:17:54
No, no, no.

Why can't we fap up Ancelotti and see if Madrid would be willing to loan is a couple of their upcoming players.

Kieran Kinsella
17 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:25:49
I don't see the value in bringing in any of the linked strikers as none of them really score goals.

We need goals, not someone to fill a psychological void by calling himself a "striker." Any one of these guys would immediately be regarded as dead wood a la Kone.

Will Mabon
18 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:50:32
Can we have a font tool in this rejuvenated site so that I can post a massive "NO".
Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
19 Posted 10/08/2022 at 21:59:58


Dale Self
20 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:06:15
How's that for service? ; )
Brent Stephens
21 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:06:25
Brilliant! (in "Font Imagined")
Will Mabon
22 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:09:35
ToffeeWeb - the site that delivers.
Ed Prytherch
23 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:12:45
It is hard to imagine him improving much so why pay him to sit on our bench.
Brent Stephens
24 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:27:05
The font of all knowedge, Will?
Brent Stephens
25 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:27:56
And a nice little trip to Fleetwood in the Carabao.
Tony Everan
26 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:32:45
Yes! To that beautiful No.

Zirkzee has been mentioned on the other thread would be the kind of signing to get the juices flowing. Young, some good experience in the tank, ready to push on, plenty of upside, could take over the no1 role in a year or two. Broja in the same category.

Will Mabon
27 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:32:56
Brent. it probably is...
Tom Bowers
28 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:45:29
Is there a striker out there who Everton genuinely have an interest in?

The wage bill must be enormous especially as they are paying for some who are crocked.

Would they be contemplating a trade for someone who can score.

It will be interesting to see if anyone with the right credentials comes in before the deadline or will we be struggling with just a defensive game until the next window.

Will Mabon
29 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:49:59
Tom, someone's coming, from all this activity. We couldn't survive as a team without it.
Eddie Dunn
30 Posted 10/08/2022 at 22:57:10
I like the guy, got to be better than a crocked Dom or Rondon.
Brian Murray
31 Posted 11/08/2022 at 06:06:21
Our two attacking threats, Gray and Gordon, were non-existent and we really need at least one of them to step up at a very winnable Villa Park. Especially if Rondon has to start as he will make a nuisance of himself waiting for one of them to run on.

Has Gordon got a goal or a shot in him? We still don’t really know. I’m edging to the belief to let Newcastle find out, to pay for Broja or whoever.

Jim Lloyd
32 Posted 11/08/2022 at 08:25:51

I was talking with Brian Wilkinson regarding Gordon or Gray on that same issue. I think Gray has proved with the goals and near misses, last season that he's got an eye for a goal and a powerful shot. He needs to be used more as an attacking midfielder/winger.

I don't think Gordon has shown up in that respect you've mentioned. If there was a choice, I'd rather see Rondon and Gray, with Gordon as a sub.

Denis Richardson
33 Posted 11/08/2022 at 09:18:40
Thanks but no.

Marcus Bent II.

Hugh Jenkins
34 Posted 11/08/2022 at 09:28:08
I think it's clear that with strengthening our defence and midfield, this season we are aiming for as many 1-0 wins as possible. They still count for 3 points.

As the old saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day", so if we can't get a top notch striker in this window,, we shall depend on not conceding soft goals by being tight at the back and in midfield, and hope to grab a one goal lead and hold on to it, whereever possible.

Brian Harrison
35 Posted 11/08/2022 at 09:36:43
Seeing how, strangely after all the warnings about our problems with FFP, it now seems that we have money to spend, I think if we have got around say £30 million – we should do everything we can to persuade Chelsea to sell us Armando Broja. They were prepared to sell him to West Ham for that figure so why not offer the same? I know the deal broke down as West Ham couldn't agree personal terms.

I think Broja has everything we need he is big and strong, good in the air and no slouch on the floor, also has a good first touch. I think he has been Lampard's first choice right through this window and I couldn't understand when the West Ham offer was accepted why we didn't match it, maybe we wanted a loan-to-buy deal.

Not sure if Chelsea would go for that given they have already spent heavilly and are likely to add to that expenditure, but I don't want a loan deal were Chelsea see how good he is and take him back next season.

James Newcombe
36 Posted 11/08/2022 at 11:23:05
I thought we should have signed him before Saints picked him up. It took him a while to get that first Premier League goal, but he isn't out of place in this league.

Fairly surprised they're letting him go. I think he could be a useful option, depends on the price really!

David Hallwood
37 Posted 11/08/2022 at 22:49:00
Hasenhüttl has come out and said Adams is going nowhere... another one bites the dust.
Iain Johnston
38 Posted 12/08/2022 at 14:19:05
Oh for fuck's sake, Adams & Maupay? Why not just go after the lad Brereton from Blackburn now his £15M move to Seville is off.
Tony Dunn
39 Posted 12/08/2022 at 14:27:12
Whatever happend to that Brazilian wonderkid we were supposed to be signing a few seasons ago?
David Ellis
40 Posted 12/08/2022 at 22:00:18
Denis #33

That would be the same Marcus Bent who led the line for us when we finished 4th. A genuine false 9 in that he never scored but somehow the team clicked around him. I'd take that as a back-up to Calvert-Lewin

Che Adams has no close control- that makes him a non-starter for me.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
41 Posted 12/08/2022 at 22:33:55
The same Marcus Bent who scored 6 of the 45 goals we scored that season? Who averaged a goal every 5 games. That would do me as well.
Danny O’Neill
42 Posted 12/08/2022 at 23:03:46
I think I'm generally considered a positive poster. Glass half-full. Optimistic. Happy clapper. However you want to frame it, I always try to look at the plus side.

But Marcus Bent? Corner-flag chaser. I suppose that's what Moyes wanted from his strikers though. He even tried to make James Beattie do it, but he was carrying a bit too much timber at the time. I remember Beattie coming over to the fans at Fulham away. He wasn't playing, not even changed – in normal clothes. He looked way out of shape.

Jelavic in his first 6 months was a revelation. Master of being in the 6-yard box, taking a late step back to give himself space and sweep one into the net. The following season, he's chasing balls into the corner and trying to cross. To no-one. Because he's the one who was supposed to be in the box.

I digress. I don't even know who this Che Adams is, so can't comment. So far this summer, I'll just trust the DoF and manager to get on with getting the players they want. I'll just watch and support.

Brendan McLaughlin
43 Posted 12/08/2022 at 23:17:03
Danny #42

Awful player, terrible season...we only finished 4th!

Danny O’Neill
44 Posted 12/08/2022 at 23:32:02
If I recall, Brendan, we finished 4th because despite doing our best not to in the run in, every time we slipped up, our cousins did likewise. We were there for the taking. Someone who wants to look at the stats can call me out, but that's how I remember it.

The dream was good as long as it lasted.

But Marcus Bent. No thanks. All about opinions.

Brendan McLaughlin
45 Posted 12/08/2022 at 23:46:36
Danny #44

But the cousins didn't overtake us.

Wouldn't disagree with a lot of that but I can't understand the urge to devalue our highest league finish since we were last champions?

We were simply better overall than Liverpool that season...the table doesn't lie!

Danny O’Neill
46 Posted 12/08/2022 at 00:01:02
I'm not, Brendan. I was talking about Marcus Bent as a striker.

Wasn't that the lowest points tally to qualify? 54-ish? We then crashed and burned on the main stage. Yes, dodgy decision in the qualifier, but the team showed it's true colours in the subsequent embarrassment of Bucharest in the Uefa / Europa League or whatever it was called then.

Whereas in Martinez's first season, the 70+ points tally saw us miss out and finish 5th.

I guess you're only as good as what's around you.

Brendan McLaughlin
47 Posted 13/08/2022 at 00:26:43
Danny #46,

Pretty sure you were... in fact you didn't mention Marcus Bent in your previous post (#44) until the final sentence of your post.

Martinez? I mean he was years later... don't get the relevance?

Is 4th in the league an achievement (not in NSNO terms obviously) that should be denied by Evertonians?

I seem to remember you being quite upbeat about the fact that we were heading into the last game of the season under Carlo with a very unlikely chance of qualifying for Europe?

What's the difference, Danny?

Danny O’Neill
48 Posted 13/08/2022 at 00:35:51
Brendan, you're framing you're argument.

My original comment on the subject of Marcus Bent is at post 42 – first line, second paragraph.

We're all allowed to have different views on different players right?

I think you brought the European qualification into it, not me. I was (post 42) commenting on Marcus Bent and other Everton strikers.

I was made up Everton qualified for Europe. I'm not dismissing it at all, just as I wouldn't have had we limped over the line with Ancelotti. I was just stating that we'd done so with good fortune. You could argue that, under Ancelotti, we didn't have such good fortune.

Brendan McLaughlin
49 Posted 13/08/2022 at 00:49:39
Fair enough, Danny #48.

There's something about "The harder I work, the luckier I get" ringing in my head but I'll leave it there.

Enjoyed the banter... let's just hope your good wife is the unhappy one in the O'Neill household tomorrow.

Danny O’Neill
50 Posted 13/08/2022 at 01:01:50
Likewise, Brendan, always good to debate on here with the likes of your good self.

I always try to be diplomatic on these match days. It usually lasts about 20 seconds.

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