Fulham is setting its sights on Montpellier’s prolific striker, Akor Adams, as the club looks to bolster its attacking lineup during the January transfer window, according to reports from Soccernet.NG.
Manager Marco Silva, seeking to enhance Fulham’s firepower, has identified Adams as a potential solution to the goal-scoring challenges faced since Aleksandar Mitrovic’s departure to Al-Hilal in the summer. Raul Jimenez, recruited to fill the void, has struggled to meet expectations with just four goals in 16 league appearances.
Adams, the 23-year-old Nigerian forward, has been in scintillating form in Ligue 1, notching seven goals in 17 appearances for Montpellier since his summer transfer from Lillestrom. Fulham’s interest in the striker is further substantiated by reports of scouts being dispatched to closely observe his performances.
Fulham’s attacking deficiencies have been evident, with Jimenez, Carlos Vinicius, and Rodrigo Muniz combining for only six goals. Marco Silva’s tactical reliance on wingers and midfielders to contribute goals underscores the urgency for a reliable striker in the squad.
Standing at an imposing 6ft 3ins, Akor Adams embodies the characteristics of a traditional target man, aligning seamlessly with Silva’s tactical vision. His proficiency in the final third could provide the missing link in Fulham’s goal-scoring endeavors, aiming for a top-half finish in the Premier League.
However, Fulham faces stiff competition in the race for Adams, with West Ham United also expressing interest in the Nigerian striker. AC Milan, the Italian giants, are reportedly monitoring the situation closely, considering Adams as a long-term replacement for Frenchman Olivier Giroud.
Montpellier secured Adams for less than five million euros in the summer, but his current value, according to Transfermarkt is now estimated at €12 million. Fulham will be eager to secure the services of the in-form striker, whose arrival could significantly strengthen their attacking prowess and improve their standing in the Premier League. The January transfer window promises to be an intriguing period for Fulham as they vie for the signature of one of Ligue 1’s emerging stars.