By Anthony Onifade

25th May, 2023 | 2:10pm

Che Adams can rediscover best form under Sean Dyche at Everton as transfer news emerge

Everton remain keen on signing Southampton forward Che Adams this summer granting him the ideal opportunity to rediscover his best form once again.

The Saints are set to lose a number of their key players this summer following their relegation from the Premier League, and that includes the departure of Adams with his contract up in 2024.

TalkSPORT revealed on 10 May that Everton wish to move for the Scottish international should they remain in the Premier League for next season, and given their current position heading into the final day, that looks like a real possibility.

And according to TEAMtalk [22 May], Southampton have already identified a potential replacement for Adams in the form of Aberdeen striker Duk leaving the door potentially open for Everton to seal a move.

“The 26-year-old has just a year left on his deal at St Mary’s and is keen to secure a move back into the Premier League. Whether he achieves that or not remains to be seen, though a parting of ways appears likely all the same. 

“Everton and Leeds are among those keen.”

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As is always the case with relegated teams, a long list of players are certain to leave at the end of the season in a bid to stay in the top flight.

And that will definitely be the case at Southampton, with the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Romeo Lavia looking very likely of remaining in the division.

Everton have long been crying out for a consistent goalscorer all season long, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin struggling with injuries, and Neal Maupay proving a huge transfer failure since his summer move from Brighton.

Adams, given his experience in the English top-flight registering making 124 appearances throughout his career, seems a sensible addition, but given Everton’s plight in the Premier League table right now, any move depends on whether Sean Dyche’s men can secure their status for next season.

Should the Toffees remain in the top flight, Dyche will be desperate for attacking options and class and Adams certainly provides that in abundance despite his lack of opportunities at Southampton this season.

It’s safe to say, the 26-year-old hasn’t enjoyed the best of campaigns in Southampton colours, scoring just five goals and registering three assists from just 23 starts.

In fact, his best scoring campaign in the 2020/21 campaign where he notched nine goals and five assists after bagging 22 goals in his last season at Birmingham in the Championship two seasons earlier.

Adams has struggled with a lack of confidence for a while now and is desperately in need of a new lease of life elsewhere and there may well be no better manager to provide that for him than Dyche who has, throughout his career, provided lifelines for players who’s career looked to have taken a downward spiral.

The Scottish international certainly possesses the qualities, technique and class to wreak havoc in the Premier League, as he’s shown on plenty of occasions but now he’s reached that stage in his career where he’s got to prove it every week.

Everton could provide him with that much-desired platform.