Transfer blow for Everton as £19.3m striker makes admission about his future

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Throughout the January transfer window, Everton were linked with Southampton striker Che Adams. It is not the first time that the Scotsman has seen his name get linked with a move to Goodison Park. When Frank Lampard was in charge, Adams was a striker Everton considered to bolster the attack.

Everton’s number one priority this summer has to be bringing in a new striker. The Toffees have had far too many consequences because of their goalscoring woes and despite the recent positive results, Everton remain the joint lowest goalscoring side in the Premier League with 20 goals in 27 games.

The failure to sign a striker in January has come back to bite the Toffees as Dominic Calvert-Lewin has missed six games since Sean Dyche took over. The Englishman is now close to a return but his injuries and the lack of a reliable goal scorer apart from DCL has caused problems for Everton.

Everton transfer target Che Adams settled at Southampton

Neal Maupay simply isn’t cutting it and Ellis Simms is raw and unpolished to be leading the line, especially when there’s a survival battle on the hands. The Toffees are already working on summer transfer targets and have been linked to Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres. Apart from Gyokeres, Adams has been linked again.

Adams has played 23 games for the Saints this term, netting four goals and providing three assists. The Scotsman will enter the final 12 months of his contract in the summer and he was recently questioned by Hampshire Live if he had thought about his future at St Mary’s Stadium.

"I’ve not actually, I didn’t know that. I am happy to stay here. I have loved every single minute down here. I have got a nice home and we are really settled down here, so we will see what happens.That’s not in my mind at the moment. I’m just thinking about staying in the Premier League and I know we are going to do that, because the quality we have and the belief now going into the rest of the season, everyone is really happy here."

Adams’ admission of being settled in Southampton hints that he isn’t looking for a new club and would be happy to stay at the South coast club. This is certainly a transfer blow to Everton’s hopes of landing Adams in the summer.

Adams’ stance could possibly change if the Saints fail to survive the relegation battle and drop down to the Championship but at the moment, the 26 year old remains settled at Southampton.

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