Paul Cook could strike gold with a deal to sign QPR attacker Albert Adomah this summer, as Ipswich fans would likely love him.
According to Football League World, the striker is considering his options ahead of the summer transfer window and could leave the R’s to join a new club. Adomah has fallen out of favour at QPR and could now depart from his boyhood club in search of regular game-time elsewhere.
The report claims that Ipswich, Derby, Luton, Bristol City and Birmingham are all monitoring his situation and would be interested in signing him if the opportunity comes up. Ipswich manager Cook is looking to strengthen his squad in the upcoming window and the 33-year-old is a player he is said to be keen on bringing to Portman Road.
Back in 2016, Jonathan Kodjia – a team-mate of Adomah at Villa at the time – praised the “skilful” winger, explaining how important he is on and off the pitch.
He told Aston Villa’s official website: “Albert is very quick, very skilful, a good dribbler, he sets up goals, he scores goals. He’s a real asset to this team – that’s out there on the pitch and in the dressing room, too.
“He has a very strong mentality also. You cannot underestimate this quality. Without a strong mentality, you cannot succeed in professional football.”
Ipswich fans would surely love Adomah at Portman Road as the Blues have struggled for creativity. In the 2020/21 campaign, Gwion Edwards’ tally of four assists was the highest any Ipswich player managed in League One in terms of setting up goals for team-mates. Myles Kenlock, James Norwood and Edwards were the only Blues players with more than two assists in the league, which suggests that Cook faces a shortage of creative talent within his squad.
Adomah provided five assists for QPR in the Championship despite only starting seven games in the division. Throughout his career, he has provided five or more assists in eight separate Championship campaigns for the various clubs he has represented.
In the 2016/17 campaign, Adomah racked up 11 assists for Aston Villa, before scoring 14 goals in the second tier the following season. This shows the quality he can provide in terms of creativity at Championship level, which suggests that he could have an even greater influence down in League One.
The £12,500-per-week winger could therefore be an upgrade on what Cook already has at Ipswich. His trickery out wide could offer more flair and creativity in the final third of the pitch, which may excite fans and get them on the edge of their seats when he has the ball.
If Ipswich can get the deal done, Adomah could be a superb signing for the Blues and give them a boost to their promotion hopes for the 2021/22 season.
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