Why Tottenham Hotspur must go for Birmingham City striker Che Adams in the summer

Che Adams of Birmingham City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Preston North End at St Andrews (stadium) on...

The 22-year-old Championship striker has been compared to Spurs legend Jermain Defoe, as well as Brazil icon Ronaldo.

Che Adams of Birmingham City celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-2 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Preston North End at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Tottenham Hotspur have previously been linked with Birmingham City striker Che Adams, with TEAMtalk reporting in February that Spurs were one of several Premier League sides scouting the 22-year-old.

Adams has enjoyed a superb season in the Championship overall this term despite the Blues' struggles on and off the pitch, his current league goal tally sitting at 22, plus four assists according to Transfermarkt.

 

Even though he did not score in March, he bounced back in April with the only goal in the 1-0 win against high-flying Leeds United, and it looks as though the summer transfer window is going to spark a battle for his services.

Plenty of Premier League sides - Crystal Palace, Southampton and Burnley the latest named, as per The Telegraph - are believed to be in the running for Adams, but Tottenham really should push on for a number of reasons.

Che Adams of Birmingham City moves away from Gary O'Neil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on...

First and foremost, he is a good player - aside from his impressive goalscoring tally this season and great displays for all to see, Adams's ex-teammate Omar Bogle has described him as a "more physical version" of Jermain Defoe, while Ilkeston ex-colleague Matt Baker lineked him to Brazil legend Ronaldo (The Guardian).

Second, the Spurs coaching setup has precedent in working wonders with young players, and the fact Adams plays for a modest second-tier side shouldn't be a big deal in terms of step up - after all, Dele Alli came from lower down the pyramid.

Thirdly, and this is more a case of why specifically Tottenham should go for him - with a reported price tag of £15million (The Telegraph), he is not too expensive, and he could help ease the pressure on Harry Kane, whose recurrent injuries this season have proven concerning.

Che Adams of Birmingham City celebrates after he scores a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on...

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