In a recent Q & A with The Athletic, journalist Steve Madeley provided an update on Wolves and their pursuit of Southampton striker Che Adams. Madeley said,
“I wouldn’t rule it out entirely but I don’t believe he will be the first-choice option.
“Missing out on Adams in the summer was a blow for Wolves. But the positive is that it gave the recruitment team more time to research alternatives.
“I suspect they will have a bigger list to choose from in January, hopefully with some more exciting and cost-effective options on it.”
Adams’ Impressive Form In The English Championship
Adams is having a decent campaign at St. Mary’s Stadium and has done well to produce a handful of impressive displays as the focal point of Southampton’s attack. The Scottish sensation has scored three goals and grabbed a couple of assists in ten matches for the Saints this season across various competitions.
The 27-year-old has been a good performer in the final third as he has managed to catch the eye by averaging 1.9 shots, 0.9 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in the EFL Championship. He has even been accurate when distributing possession deep inside the opponent’s half after completing 76.2% of his attempted passes in the second tier of English football (stats via whoscored).
What Will Adams Bring To Wolves?
Adams can create a yard of space for himself to get some strikes in on-target. He can be a deadly finisher in the final third when he is playing at the top of his game.
The Scottish forward can even set up a few promising chances for others around him in and around the opposition penalty box. He mainly plays as a centre-forward but can also fill in as a wide player on either flank if told to do so.
Adams will bring more firepower to Wolves boss Gary O’Neil‘s attack. He is good enough to become a real star at the West Midlands club in the future. Thus, Wolves should focus on getting a deal done for him in the upcoming January transfer period.