According to the Daily Mail UK, Southampton has finally agreed on a 16 million euros deal with Birmingham City for the 22-year old striker.
The Saints have been interested in signing Adams since January, but previously got their 12 and 14 million bids rejected by Birmingham. Now they upped their offer to 16 million euros, which has resulted in the two clubs reaching a deal for the 22-year old.
Adams was an absolute star in the championship this season, solidifying himself as one of the top scorers in the league, bagging 22 goals in 46 appearances. Thanks to his impressive form, the Englishmen was also attracting the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton, and Manchester United, but the Saints were the keenest on him and made a respectable bid before any other club.
The 18-19 campaign was definitely a breakout year for Adams, after scoring just nine goals the previous season. His journey to now being a Premier League striker is quite inspiring, considering he began his career in non-league football back in 2012. It’s safe to say that the youngster has come a long way since then.
Adams said his farewells to his Birmingham teammates on Saturday at their training grounds after finding out the news the previous night.
Southampton plans to sell left-back Matt Targett to Aston Villa for 17 million euros, which will cover the cost for Adams transfer fee.
New Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has also been after Huddersfield’s Aaron Mooy and Bristol City’s Adam Webster. Adding another quality midfielder in Mooy and defender in Webster could help strengthen this squad a lot more for the upcoming season.
01With Adams now a Saint, that provides Danny Ings with a lethal partner up top for Hassenhuttl’s side. They could do some serious damage in the final third together once they learn each other’s tendencies and how to play with one another.
Adams isn’t the fastest striker, but his presence on the ball and scoring abilities are absolutely top-notch. His style of play should be a nice fit in the Premier League. He’s got decent enough pace, technical abilities, and the skill and strength to hold his own against opposing back-lines.
This is definitely a great signing for Southampton and the hope is that he will provide a scoring flair at St. Mary’s this season. After netting 22 times last year, the Saints will be hoping he can do close to the same at the Premier League level.