“I could see Adams at Tottenham” – Former defender backs striker

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Birmingham City forward Che Adams over the past few weeks.

Former Blues player Michael Johnson believes that Tottenham Hotspur would be an ideal destination for the 22-year-old if he were to leave the club in the summer.

Adams has scored 19 goals in the Championship this term and is being watched by a host of clubs including Tottenham, Manchester United and Celtic (Birmingham Mail).

With the St Andrews outfit currently seven points adrift of the play off spots in the Championship, he could be set to leave the club in the summer if they fail to secure a return to the Premier League.

Adams would also have the appeal of being classed as a ‘homegrown player’ which would be a boost to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.

25 players can be named in a Premier League squad but this can be lower if there are not enough homegrown players in the squad.  

If you name a squad of 25, eight of those must be homegrown. If you have fewer than eight, the squad must be reduced by one player each time – something which Spurs have struggled with in recent seasons.

“Che Adams is a real rough diamond for Birmingham,” Johnson told Express Sport.

“I think that there are a few different types of striker in the Premier League and I don’t think he would fit in at a team that isn’t about physically and likes to play their way through to goal slowly.

“I could see Adams at Tottenham, with the way they play.”

Johnson also believes that Adams would be a good fit for Liverpool’s style of play, he added: 

“He loves the ball in and around the box and I think he has what it takes to play at the very top.

“I tend to see him as a player that wants to be physical and wants the ball in behind to use his pace.

“I think he would also fit in perfectly at a team like Liverpool.”

“It’s a difficult decision whether to sell Adams and I’m glad it’s not my call to make, all clubs want to keep their best players but of course Adams will have his own ambitions,” the former defender added.

“Every player wants to play at the top and whether we wants to stay for another year or want his dream to happen immediately, what you do know is that it’s just a matter of time until he goes.”

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