Thursday 22 August 2019

Southampton set to sign Che Adams from Birmingham

Adams joined Birmingham from Sheffield United in 2016.

Che Adams is wanted by Southampton (Nigel French/PA)
Che Adams is wanted by Southampton (Nigel French/PA)

By PA sport staff

Southampton are closing in on the signing of Birmingham forward Che Adams, with Matt Targett expected to leave St Mary’s for Aston Villa, PA understands.

The transfer fee for Adams is expected to be similar to the amount received for left-back Targett.

Adams has scored 34 Sky Bet Championship goals in 116 appearances at St Andrew’s since joining from Sheffield United in 2016, including 22 last term.

He would boost Ralph Hasenhuttl’s attacking options, which currently include Danny Ings, Shane Long and Charlie Austin.

Academy product Targett has made 43 Premier League appearances for Saints, including 16 last season, scoring once.

The 23-year-old helped Fulham win promotion to the top flight during a loan spell in 2018.

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