Andy Walker has questioned whether Che Adams will leave Southampton during the January transfer window after his move to Sean Dyche’s Everton fell through this summer.
The Celtic legend praised the hard-hitting striker for how well he is leading the Scotland team as they look to secure a place at Euro 2024.
Che Adams was relegated with Southampton last season, scoring just five goals. Walker claimed Everton “wanted” to sign the English-born player, as he said Go radio.
In the end, the Toffees added Beto to their squad following his move from Serie A club Udinese.
And despite having 124 Premier League games under his belt, including the departures of teammates such as James Ward-Prowse and Romeo Lavia, Adams stuck with it.
Whatever the case, Walker still believes Adams is a player who leads the line “really well” and someone who brings “strength” to his game.
Everton’s summer interest in Adams
“Everton have to consider themselves a relegation club because they have been there and around,” Walker said.
“They wanted to use Che Adams’ experience to get out of a difficult situation. But a move didn’t happen.
“I don’t know what will happen to him in January because he was on the bench for Southampton. I think he leads the line really well. He has that strength. Anatomy. He can bring others into play.
“And Scotland have a lot of players who can get forward and do a lot in the final third.”
Adams is too good for the Championship but not good enough for the Premier League
The 27-year-old is a prime example of someone who is too good for the Championship but just can’t compete in the Premier League.
He scored 12 goals in Adams’ last two seasons in England’s top flight, but he has already scored three goals in four Championship games this season. And that’s after starting just one game.
Regardless of what Southampton do this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Adams score more than 20 goals.
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