The 22-year-old has been a revelation this season for Garry Monk’s side, scoring 19 times so far after being converted into a striker.
The report states that Tottenham, Everton, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have also taken a look at him. Adams very nearly became a Premier League player in January, with both Burnley and Southampton trying to sign the player but to no avail according to Sky Sports.
TEAMtalk claim that Birmingham want £20million for the forward, which would make him one of Newcastle’s most expensive signings ever. Miguel Almiron sits top of the tree, costing a club record £21million last month.
Adams is worth the risk
Newcastle will need to sign a striker in the summer, regardless of what happens with Salomon Rondon.
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Dwight Gayle surely doesn’t have a future, while Joselu has proven he is not up to standard. If Rondon doesn’t sign permanently in the summer, then Newcastle will have no adequate strikers at the club.
The price tag makes Adams a massive risk, but it is one worth taking. Strikers don’t come cheap, and Mike Ashley needs to put his hand in his pocket in the summer.
Adams is quick and powerful, which could make him a great fit for Rafa Benitez. While there would be concerns about his ability to step up from the Championship to the Premier League, Adams has the raw talent to adapt to the step up in quality, and is still just a young player at 22.
In an ideal world, Adams will arrive at Newcastle this summer alongside Rondon, rather than instead of him.
Then again, we might not even be interested, all we’ve done is scout him apparently. But considering his goal return, it would be a bit odd if we weren’t interested after watching the Birmingham number nine.