According to the sources of Soccernet.NG Akor Adams could have ended up signing with Lorient while moving from Norway, but the club denied the opportunity. Now the Nigerian striker shines in Ligue 1 with Montpellier.
Last summer, Lorient had the chance to secure the services of the prolific 23-year-old forward from Norwegian club Lillestrom, but they hesitated and ultimately deemed him suitable only for the third tier of French football according to Soccernet.NG. This decision has proven to be a costly, as Adams has become a revelation for Montpellier since his reportedly €4,5 million transfer. Now Transfermarkt estimates the plyers current value at €8 million.
Akor Adams had already displayed his goal-scoring prowess in Norway, recording an impressive 17 goals in 17 games for Lillestrom last season. Montpellier took the gamble and is now reaping the rewards, with Adams contributing seven goals in just 15 Ligue 1 appearances, establishing himself as a key player for the team with his hardworking style of play.
On the flip side, Lorient finds themselves struggling in Ligue 1, currently occupying the second-to-last position in the standings. The decision not to pursue a deal with Adams appears to have backfired, especially considering their striking woes – none of their forwards has managed to score more than one goal this season.
As Montpellier continues to climb the Ligue 1 table with Adams leading their attack, Lorient may reflect on what could have been, regretting their choice to overlook a player who has proven himself to be more than capable at the highest level of French football.