Adams move to Elland Road will come at a cost

13 Jan 2020 08:49 am, by Ellandback1


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Adams move to Elland Road will come at a cost

Communication between Victor Orta and the hierarchy at St Mary's are believed to be at an advanced stage regarding bringing Che Adams to Elland Road. Although Saints Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has made his feelings clear that he does not want to lose the 23 year old hitman, the chain of command have been ready to negotiate.

Leeds will have to pay the South Cost club £1m, and must sign him permanently in the Summer. It is not known at this stage what fee the Whiters will have to part with in the Summer, but rest assured Southampton have the upper hand. Adams moved to St Marys last Summer from Birmingham City for a fee of £15m,

It has been revealed by the Sun this Morning that Newcastle are willing to part with Dwight Gayle for £8m. The 29 year old has proved how clinical he can be in the Championship but with only nine appearances under his belt this term, how long would it take him to get up to speed?

Adams for £16m or Gayle for £8m. Who would you go for?





One win in seven, as the Owls swoop to victory

Leeds slipped to their 5th defeat of the season against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, as the gap between the automatic promotion slots and the play offs narrowed to six points. For a local derby with so much at stake, the game was atrocious. The atmosphere both on and off the pitch were as flat as a pancake. You'd find more life at a Gareth Gates concert.

Two late goals from Murphy and Nuhiu, (their only shots on target) were enough to give the Owls their first points in 5 league games. 5 from the last 6 goals Leeds have conceded were from oppositions first shot at goal. Who's at fault? It's easy to blame Casilla, but can you say hat either goals were well defended?

Is Bamford a striker? If Adams is signed, will he still play second fiddle to Bamford?

Leeds no longer have the best goal difference in the Championship. That honour no belongs to Brentford, and former fans favourite Pontus Jansson with a goal difference of twenty three.


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Ratscoot wrote on 13 Jan 2020 04:36 pm

Gayle is a bell end so on that basis alone Adams for me but add the fact Adams, is younger, hungrier, less injury prone (so far) would play a number of positions and would be massively keen to prove things it’s Adams for me :tup:

BGwhite wrote on 13 Jan 2020 04:27 pm

WhiteRose wrote:I dont think there is a chance of getting Gayle or Adams, there is no way the hierarchy at southampton would sell a player against the wishes of the first team coach.

Orta and co have hopefully moved on to the next best options.
That's me then, I'll probably be on the bench against QPR .

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BGwhite wrote on 13 Jan 2020 04:25 pm

1964white wrote:The next four months should be priority not four years down the line. We brought in a whole bunch of U23's last season & where has that got us so far?

Unless we are bought out by some rich owners, this season could be our last chance of achieving promotion.

We need to get our priorities right!
Rich owners or not we are still bound by ffp although I do think AR uses it as a smokescreen.

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weasel wrote on 13 Jan 2020 02:32 pm

Seems like the same people who are hell bent on kissing Brentford's ar$e don't like us doing the same sort of thing. Planning for the future is essential because there are no guarantees that even if we spent £30m in the transfer window that it would guarantee promotion. If we don't go up and KP and others are sold then hopefully we have players in the U23s ready to step up. Brentford lost Maupay but are stronger and in the same way over the last few seasons they have usually sold their best player(s) at the end of the season but then continue to improve. Brentford's manager jumped ship it didn't stop them improving. If we put all our eggs in 1 basket and then failed to go up we would be in a terrible position but having spent time on recruitment for the U23s and getting them playing the same way as the first team it may be that we will have better players in the U23s than we do in the first team and be stronger as a team when they are ready.

WhiteRose wrote on 13 Jan 2020 02:18 pm

I dont think there is a chance of getting Gayle or Adams, there is no way the hierarchy at southampton would sell a player against the wishes of the first team coach.

Orta and co have hopefully moved on to the next best options.