By Alan Hutton

14th Aug, 2022 | 2:51pm

Everton backed to complete Che Adams signing after key update - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed Che Adams would be an “upgrade” for Everton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa defender said Adams won’t “guarantee 20 plus goals” per season but is better than their current options going forward.

The forward played the full 90 minutes in the Saints’ 2-2 draw with Leeds on Saturday (13 August).

According to the Daily Mail (11 August), the Toffees have made a move for the 26-year-old as Frank Lampard looks to bolster his attacking options after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury.

The Scotland international is also said to be attracting interest from Leeds, Wolves and Nottingham Forest.

The striker is said to be keen on a move to Goodison Park.

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Adams currently has two years remaining on his contract with the Merseyside club.

As quoted by the BBC (4 August), Calvert-Lewin is facing six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in training before the start of the season.

When asked if Adams would be a good signing for Lampard’s side, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he’ll be an upgrade on what they have there at this moment in time.

There’s no doubt about that, he works ever so hard at Southampton and for Scotland. I don’t think he’s going to guarantee you 20 plus goals a season. But that’s the probably the main problem.

Losing Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin being injured, it’s obviously a problem area. Everton really struggled last season so they’re obviously looking to become a better outfit. Everything has kind of gone against Frank Lampard so they’ll probably want to bring somebody in but finances will dictate if they’re able to.

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