Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gestures

Alex Bruce has tipped Leeds United to reignite their pursuit of Southampton striker Che Adams when the summer transfer window opens.

The former Elland Road defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the ex-Birmingham hitman would be a worthwhile capture for a cut-price fee.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Whites could snap up Adams for a fee of around £10million as Southampton prepare to cash in on the 23-year-old this summer.

Leeds had a £19million bid accepted for the striker back in the January window before Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl chose to pull a U-turn and veto the move.

With a potential cut-price deal on the table this summer, Bruce has backed Marcelo Bielsa to revisit a move and take Adams to Elland Road.

Bruce told Football Insider: “He’s a good player. I’ve always liked him, played against him a few times and he showed huge potential when he was at Sheffield United.

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“He moved to Birmingham, did well, and then Southampton and he hasn’t really played, he’s played a little bit. He can strike the ball with either foot, he’s still young and it wouldn’t surprise me if he was one Leeds would go and look at.

“He’s got really good attributes and he’s a handful. For Leeds he might be worth a punt.”

Adams has struggled for game time at St Mary’s since joining the Saints last summer, with just 10 starts from his 28 appearances across all competitions.

While he is yet to find the back of the net at Southampton, he has 34 goals in 116 Championship games under his belt.

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