Nottingham Forest 'trying to sign' £15m Premier League star at City Ground

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper watches on

Nottingham Forest are trying to sign Southampton striker Che Adams, believes transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Midlands club have been extremely busy during this window, but their business does not look to be finished yet.

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What is the latest news involving Adams?

According to Football Insider, Forest are in talks to sign Adams, who is also attracting interest from Leeds United.

The 26-year-old joined Southampton from Birmingham City in a £15m deal three years ago. Since then, he has gone on to make 110 appearances for the Saints, scoring 21 goals along the way.

Steve Cooper has already made an incredible 12 signings this summer, including striker Taiwo Awoniyi.

However, it appears that the Forest manager wants to strengthen his forward options and squad further.

What has Jones said about Adams to Forest?

Jones thinks that Forest are indeed trying to buy Adams and has told GIVEMESPORT that their plan going into this transfer window was to sign 15 players.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist 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.”

Would Adams be a good signing for Forest?

Forest were not able to mark their return to the English top flight with a win after losing 2-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Being a newly-promoted side, chances are they will find themselves in a relegation battle. With that in mind, signing a forward like Adams could go a long way.

He would obviously bring experience, playing 96 times in the Premier League, and would just give Cooper another option at the City Ground.

Adams is not the most prolific centre-forward; he managed just four goals in the top flight in his debut season at Southampton. However, he has slightly improved since then, netting nine times the campaign after and seven times last term.

Forest are probably not in a position yet where they can lure a much better striker than Adams to the club, so if Cooper really does want to bring in another No.9 before the transfer window slams shut, then the Southampton star could be a good option.

It will now be interesting to see how Cooper integrates all of these new signings and potentially Adams as the season progresses.

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