The battle for Akor Adams’ signature is heating up, with Belgian clubs Club Brugge, Union Saint-Gilloise, and KRC Genk all vying for the services of the Nigerian striker. Adams has been in sensational form for Norwegian club Lilleström, scoring twelve goals in twelve matches over the past few months. His performances have drawn comparisons to Victor Boniface and Gift Orban, who both made names for themselves after displaying similar feats in Norway.
French side FC Nantes have also reportedly shown interest in the striker, but it is the Belgian clubs who seem most likely to secure his signature. Lilleström are said to be anticipating a substantial transfer fee, with a price tag of €3 million being mooted. This represents a considerable increase from his current market value of €1.50 million, as assessed by Transfermarkt.
Given the financial demands of the deal, Club Brugge would seem best placed to meet Lilleström’s asking price. However, their need for an additional striker may depend on the potential departures of Ferran Jutgla or Roman Yaremchuk. KRC Genk and Union SG, on the other hand, are in more urgent need of attacking firepower.
Genk have struggled to find a suitable replacement for Paul Onuachu, who departed for Southampton in the summer. Union SG, meanwhile, are preparing for the imminent departure of Victor Boniface, who seems set for a transfer record from the club. The addition of Adams would provide both clubs with a much-needed boost to their attacking options.
It remains to be seen which club will ultimately secure the services of the talented Nigerian striker. However, one thing is certain – with three prominent Belgian clubs in the running, the competition for his signature is likely to be fierce.