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Southampton can ditch Che Adams for Vitinha

Southampton are still showing an interest in S.C. Braga’s lethal frontman Vitinha.

What’s the latest?

Speaking to Football FanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke gave his verdict on the rumours linking the Portuguese forward with the Premier League.

The Saints have continued to be linked, alongside Brentford and Newcastle United, with the man that boasts a €30m (£26m) release clause; O’Rourke seems to think this would represent good value for money.

He said: “It’d be an impressive signing because I think there’s a lot of clubs looking at Vitinha.

“He’s had a really good start to the season with Braga, he’s got nine goals and five assists. Also scoring goals in the Europa League, so he’s scoring goals at a good level.”

Ditch Adams

Although he remains their top scorer for the season, Che Adams is hardly the answer to Nathan Jones’ big issue in front of goal.

Would you take Vitinha?

Yes

Yes

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No

He only has four goals so far, and yet has more than Mohamed Elyounoussi, Moussa Djenepo, Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott put together.

They are in desperate need of someone to replace the goals of Danny Ings, who scored 46 goals in 100 appearances on the south coast.

Meanwhile, his Scottish counterpart is yet to score over ten goals in a Premier League season, with his total in the competition since his 2019 move being just 24 in 110 games.

Then comes Vitinha, who this season alone boasts 14 goal contributions in just 18 games in the Liga Portugal and Europa League.

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He seems poised to smash last season’s 14-goal tally in all competitions, and at just 22 years old, he improves with each passing season.

Journalist Zach Lowy has been particularly impressed with the striker, labelling him a “sharpshooter” who is “reaching elite levels” at his current club.

Perhaps a move to St Mary’s could see him continue this form, saving them from relegation and finally offering a valid counterpart to displace Adams.