Leicester City Opinion: Why the Foxes should make a move for Che Adams?
Back in January, the Leicester Mercury claimed Leicester City were one of a host of clubs interested in signing Birmingham City star, Che Adams. However, a move didn’t materialise and the 22-year-old stayed with the Blues.
Che Adams, 22, is one of the hottest properties in the Championship, and enjoyed a stellar campaign with Birmingham City, scoring an impressive 22 goals. It was his partnership with Lukas Jutkiewicz up front that primarily played a role in helping the Blues finish 17th in the Championship table.
Keeping his performances from last season in mind, Leicester City must reignite their interest in Adams. The Foxes are yet to sign a player in the summer transfer window. Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add new faces to his squad, as he bids to break into the top-six next term.
There has been an identity and change in Leicester’s pattern of play after the arrival of Rodgers at the King Power Stadium which should give the fans a lot of optimism for the future.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t change the fact that the Midlands club are in need of some quality additions over the summer. An area that Rodgers should target is the forward department, with competition and cover needed for first-choice centre-forward Jamie Vardy from next term.
Vardy, 32, was in electric form in the second half of last season under Rodgers. And while the English striker did well, he is 32 and could give two seasons at the highest level at the most. Rodgers should start planning for the future and sign a player who’ll potentially replace Vardy up front in a couple of seasons.
Che Adams would be an excellent fit at the King Power Stadium. He has earned rave reviews for his performances in the Championship last season and Leicester shouldn’t think twice in getting his signature this summer.
The 22-year-old is not only a clinical finisher in front of goal but is equally adept at creating opportunities for his teammates. Strong, forceful and difficult to shake off easily, he works really hard off the ball and can run tirelessly throughout the game. Adams is a physical presence who can win aerial battles, create chances for his teammates and make runs in behind defenders.
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The former England Under-20 international is a promising young talent who is capable of stretching defences. He could be brilliant from the bench as well, replacing Vardy in games after he has worn down defences. All in all, Adams looks ready for the step up and Leicester could be the ideal place for his further development.
Rodgers’ side does need further firepower up front, and Adams appears to have the potential to be a smash hit as early as next season if he does join.