Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to react after The Daily Mail reported that Che Adams wants to stay at St Mary’s and fight for his place, amid talk that the striker might depart the club this month.
Adams only joined the Saints back in the summer in a deal worth £15m from Birmingham, although The Athletic’s Leeds correspondent Phil Hay reported on Sunday that the Southampton hierarchy are open to letting him leave if they receive a £1m loan fee and an obligation to buy the forward for ‘more than £10m’ in the summer is agreed.
“Hasenhuttl wants Adams to stay, saying on Friday that Southampton would “need him in the second half of the season”, but The Athletic understands Southampton’s hierarchy are more open to letting Adams go, for a loan fee of £1 million and an obligation to sign Adams permanently for more than £10 million at the end of the season. Leeds are ready to meet those demands and Adams, who is keen to take the move to Elland Road, has been considering forcing the issue himself by informing Hasenhuttl of his desire to leave.”
Hay also added that Ralph Hasenhuttl, contrastingly, wants the 23-year-old to stay, although Adams is keen on a move to Leeds.
Now, however, The Daily Mail have revealed that the Englishman is determined to stay and fight for his place at Southampton after holding reassuring talks with the former RB Leipzig boss.
Adams is yet to score for the Saints since his big-money move, with just a single assist to show for his efforts in 19 appearances across all competitions this term.
Let’s see how the Southampton fans on Twitter reacted to The Daily Mail’s update…
I like Che’s attitude it’s very positive I hope he does make it with the saints one thing on his side is Ralph likes him COYR
— kevin roe (@kevinro290560) January 14, 2020
To begin the reaction, Kevin said that he likes “Che’s attitude” and revealed that he hopes the forward makes it with the Saints.
Very good news. Confident he will develop into a good striker
— Spencer Houghton (@SpencerHoughts) January 14, 2020
Good. He looks like a player to me.
— DB (@DB_247) January 14, 2020
Elsewhere, these two supporters described the update as good news, with Spencer stating that he’s “confident” that Adams will develop into a good striker.
The second fan – with the username DB – said that the Southampton No.10 “looks a player to me”.
The performances have definitely been there in recent games. Even at the start of the season he was unfortunate not to score. I think the goals are just about to come from him. I’m glad he is staying 😊
— Nev (@SaintJ77) January 14, 2020
Meanwhile, Nev said that the performances “have definitely been there in recent games” and also added that he is “glad” that Adams looks like he’s staying.
Good boy Che 😃 https://t.co/o0VmJb5kDd
— James Smith (@Jaamesmiith) January 14, 2020
That’s what I want to hear
— Liam Meakin (@_Sodzilla_) January 14, 2020
Lastly, this pair of supporters expressed satisfaction at the news, with one calling Adams a “good boy”.
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Another fan named Liam said “that’s what I want to hear” – these two definitely seem pleased with the update.
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