Journalist Dean Jones believes that Nottingham Forest are trying to sign Che Adams in this summer’s transfer window, following reports linking them to the Scotland forward.
It had been claimed that Forest were keen on signing Adams this summer, but the newly promoted side face competition from other Premier League club interested in the 26-year-old before the transfer window ends.
Forest have already made 12 new additions to the squad this season as they look to remain in the Premier League come the end of the season, but they got off to a losing start in their opening game of the campaign when they lost 2-0 against Newcastle United.
Despite already adding a plethora of players to their squad, Jones spoke to GiveMeSport and highlighted their interest in Adams and that they are looking to add three more signings this summer.
He said: “I do wonder about this Nottingham Forest interest. I think there’s something in that and I think that Forest are trying to sign him.
“I mean, Nottingham Forest, I’ve lost count now, but I think they’ve signed 12 players. Their aim for this window was to sign 15 players.”
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TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
Sam Surridge and Brennan Johnson led the line for Forest at the weekend in the opening fixture of the season against the Magpies, so manager Steve Cooper might be keen to get someone like Adams through the door who has more Premier League experience under his belt.
Adams has racked up 96 appearances in the Premier League across three seasons with Southampton, where he has found the back of the net 20 times and assisted 11 times, so he could be a good option for Cooper as he looks to add a goalscorer to his side.
However, Forest might face some competition from Leeds United, who could be keen to do all they can to bring Adams to Elland Road, as they only have three centre-forwards in their ranks – two of whom are just 20, while Patrick Bamford has ongoing injury issues, so he might be unable to feature in stages throughout the season.