“He can go as far as he wants” – Tottenham target praised by his manager

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Dom Le Roy

It was reported a few days ago that Spurs have joined Manchester United, Arsenal, Watford and Celtic, in the race to sign Birmingham City sensation Che Adams. (Source: TEAMtalk)

The striker has scored 19 goals and assisted 3 others in 32 matches this season, and has been one of the standout players in the Championship.

Birmingham reportedly rejected several offers for the striker in the January transfer window and it is claimed that they will hold out for an offer of £20 million for him in the summer.

Tottenham are in the lookout for an understudy to Harry Kane with Fernando Llorente’s contract running out at the end of the season. Given the reported price range and his profile, the 22-year-old certainly seems like he would fit the bill for Spurs.

Adams’ manager Gary Monk has now insisted that the striker is capable of achieving anything he sets his mind to.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, the former Swansea City manager said, “He can go as far as he wants. He can be a top level player but he has quite a way to go, quite a lot more understanding and maturing but he’s on that path.”

Monk also reiterated Birmingham City’s desire to hang on to the striker but admitted that the club needs to compete at a higher level to convince the likes of Adams that his future lies with the Blues.

He added, “Our biggest determination is for that to be with us.

“I think you saw that with how we went about it in January with all that interest – and from him back to us. He wasn’t a moment’s trouble in any of that.

“He was very focused, he is enjoying his football, he is at a club that love him. The most important bit from our point of view is to be able to sit with him and show him the way forward.

“He needs to just focus on what he is doing and not be distracted by that and play his best football. We want him to be part of the future here. I think he wants that.

“A lot of things have to go right for us and fall into place – that we are all fully aware of – to be able to show Che and our best players ‘This is what we can do going forward and if you want to be part of that, that’s what we would love to do’.”

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