Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after semi-retired football agent Jimmy McCann confirmed that the Whites have made a bid to sign Southampton striker Che Adams on loan.
Adams joined the Saints from Birmingham City in the summer for £15million after scoring 22 goals in 46 games for the Championship side. He has since struggled to perform at the same level for the Premier League outfit, and is without a successful strike to his name in 17 appearances in all competitions.
The 23-year-old is now said to be keen on securing a temporary move away from St. Mary’s in the mid-season market to reignite his career, and is attracted by the prospect of working under Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa.
McCann claims Southampton are yet to decide whether or not they will allow the 5 ft 10 forward to leave on loan in the January window, having previously been set to the rebuke any approaches as Ralph Hasenhuttl is reluctant to leave himself short on attacking options, though the Saints manager has since effectively ruled out any move.
Hasenhuttl prefers to utilise two strikers in his starting line-up and fears his squad is not big enough to cope without Adams, with Danny Ings, Shane Long and Michael Obafemi his other senior centre-forward options.
Would you welcome Adams to Elland Road on loan?
Nottingham Forest have also reportedly tabled a loan offer to Southampton for Adams, who Bielsa has given Director of Football Victor Orta his backing to try and sign as the replacement to Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah following his return to the Emirates Stadium.
Adams has started eight of his 15 Premier League appearances from a possible 21 games since his summer switch, while featuring in two of the Saints’ three Carabao Cup encounters.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to McCann’s update on our bid to sign Adams on loan…
Possible loan with obligation to buy (If promoted) Jimmy? That would likely suit all 3 parties?
— Jonny (@cyclingjonny) January 2, 2020
He should come but this is Leeds United
— Richard (@Richard_lufc_) January 2, 2020
Him and Bamford will he be unreal in the champ…IF Bielsa would play them together?
— Skip Intro (@JoseDalbinho) January 2, 2020
Think this one will get over the line Jimmy?……
— Terry O’ Brien (@tobtipp) January 2, 2020
Just what we need.
— Scott Stirk (@Stirkmeister) January 2, 2020
— Leeds United Balkan (@LeedsUtdBalkan) January 2, 2020
If Southampton have any sense they’ll let him work and learn under the genius of Bielsa. Would for sure go back there a better player. #lufc
— jay wood (@jaydw1992) January 2, 2020
would be working under a wizard
— scotty782lufc (@scotty782lufc) January 2, 2020
I heard that he is going to Bristol City with Eddie because they all want to work with the genius that is Gary Johnson.
— ⚫️⚪️ the real fat shady 💙💛 (@mcurr01) January 2, 2020
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