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Leeds: Phil Hay drops Che Adams update

Phil hay has dropped an update on reported Leeds United transfer target Che Adams.

What’s the talk?

In a recent Q&A for The Athletic, the journalist revealed that, despite reports over the weekend claiming that Victor Orta is set to launch a £10m bid for the Southampton centre-forward in the coming weeks, the 26-year-old is not someone the Spanish director of football is considering a priority target at present.

Regarding the Whites’ links to the Scotland international, Hay said: “You might have seen Che Adams’ name resurfacing [on Saturday], although my understanding is that he’s not someone Leeds are focusing on as a priority at this stage.”

Supporters will love Hay’s update

While it is undeniable that Adams would make a fine addition to Jesse Marsch’s options up top next season, considering the fact that Orta is also reported to be targeting the likes of Paris Saint-Germain forward Arnaud Kalimuendo and Stade Rennais striker Martin Terrier this summer, the argument that either of these two players would be a much better signing for the Spaniard to get over the line ahead of the Whites’ 2022/23 campaign is a relatively easy one to make.

Indeed, despite Adams impressing over his 30 Premier League appearances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side last season, scoring seven goals, registering three assists and creating six big chances for his teammates – with these returns seeing him average a SofaScore match rating of 6.85 – both Terrier and Kalimuendo enjoyed much better campaigns in front of goal last time out.

Over Terrier’s 37 Ligue 1 fixtures in 2021/22, the £22.5m-rated hitman scored an extremely impressive 21 goals, provided three assists and created five big chances for his teammates, with these metrics seeing the 25-year-old average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.30 for Rennes last term.

Meanwhile, over Kalimuendo’s 34 outings in the French top flight last season, the £16.2m-rated talent scored 12 goals and created three big chances for his teammates, with these returns seeing the 20-year-old PSG starlet average a SofaScore match rating of 6.82 while on loan with RC Lens.

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As such, while there is an argument to be made that Adams is the only one of Orta’s reported attacking targets to boast experience of the Premier League, with Terrier quite clearly being a deadly marksman and Kalimuendo evidently being an incredibly exciting prospect, Hay’s update revealing that both Frenchmen are ahead of the Scot on Leeds’ shortlist is sure to be news the Elland Road faithful will love.

AND in other news: Victor Orta could unearth the next Bellingham as Leeds plot bid for “explosive” talent

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