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Paul Robinson thinks that Leeds could go back in for Che Adams after pursuing the striker so heavily in the January window.
After agreeing a £19m deal for the striker ahead of the January window, Southampton pulled the plug after manager Ralph Hassenhuttl said he wanted the player to stay.
Adams has struggled to make an impact since January, making just a handful of cameo appearances without scoring.
And Football Insider claim that he could be available for as little as £10m or even lower with transfer fees dropping dramatically because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It’s obviously a position that Leeds are looking at and he’s a player they pursued all the way to the end in January before ending up with Augustin.
“However, there’s still a question over whether they saw him as a Championship goal scorer or a Premier League goal scorer.
“If he’s struggling to get into Southampton’s team, will Leeds see him as a regular for them in the top flight?
“Saying that, I’m sure he’ll still be on the list because they pursued him so heavily in January.”
Adams must be really regretting not making the switch to Leeds after how things have panned out at Southampton.
Southampton must also be regretting pulling the plug on the deal as they’re now faced with selling him for around half the price they would have got last January.
A move for Adams might have gained momentum this week, after it was revealed that Jean-Kevin Augustin had suffered another injury in training.
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