By Sam Stone

26th May, 2023 | 5:40pm

Che Adams to Everton verdict shared by Carlton Palmer amid Premier League return talk

Carlton Palmer has suggested Che Adams could remain at Southampton until at least the January window after previously being linked with a move to Everton.

TEAMtalk claimed on 22 May that Leeds and Everton were both interested in the 26-year-old attacker, who is eying a return to the Premier League after the Saints’ relegation.

Palmer feels that due to his impressive Championship pedigree, there’s a chance the striker could still remain on the South Coast.

“Both of these clubs could be plying their trade in the Championship next season,” said Palmer (Football League World, 26 May).

“He has a year left on his contract, [but] I think any new manager would want to keep him in the building for now, given he scored 22 goals for Birmingham in the 2018/19 season.

“I think you would go to the January transfer window, and make a decision on his future depending on how he is doing, and how the season is going on a whole for the club.”

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now


A prolific striker has been absent from Goodison Park for far too long. Adams certainly knows where the back of the net is and if Everton can stay up on the final day, it’s a move they should look to pursue.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury issues are never-ending. The England striker is unplayable when he’s fit but his consistent issues are going to hold him back from reaching his potential. It’s farcical. He breaks down nearly every other game. Either his body isn’t cut out to be a professional footballer or the medical department are failing.

Neal Maupay has been a poor addition. The former Brighton man was signed with having no real goalscoring pedigree in the Premier League. His performance have been subpar. Ellis Simms has been thrown in at the deep end. Although he’s done well, he’s probably not the long-term answer.

Adams has scored goals in the top flight and could be picked up for a reasonable fee due to his contract situation. If things go to plan on Sunday, this could be one to keep an eye on.