Future Super Eagles striker dubbed ‘the next Osimhen’ catches Fulham’s eye

Future Super Eagles striker dubbed ‘the next Osimhen’ catches Fulham’s eye
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Fulham and West Ham are reportedly keeping tabs on Nigerian striker Akor Adams. The 23 year old has impressed at Montpellier this season, scoring seven Ligue 1 goals.

Adams has been in sensational form for Montpellier; and as a result fans have nicknamed him ‘the next Osimhen‘. In fact, at the time of writing, only two players have scored more goals than Adams in the French top flight this campaign.

It's understood that Akor Adams' Montpellier contract runs until the summer of 2027. However, Fulham and West Ham will likely make a bid for the former Lillestrom forward.

We would like to point out that Montpellier purchased Adams for £5m in August. That said, the French outfit might be persuaded with a bid ranging from £15m to £20m.

Who is Akor Adams?

Akor Jerome Adams was born on the 29th of January 2000, in Kogi State, Nigeria. He kicked off his career at the Jamba Football Academy, before moving to IL Sogndal in 2018. After a three-year spell at Sogndal, Adams joined Eliteserien side Lillestrom on a free transfer early last year.

Akor Adams celebrates goal
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The 23 year old impressed in his first season at the club, scoring 15 goals in 15 league matches. In just over eight months with Lillestrom, Adams bagged 23 goals in 38 matches across all competitions.

To be fair, Akor Adams is yet to earn his first cap for the Super Eagles. However, it's noteworthy that he represented Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he started two games. The Lillestrom player is expected to receive his Super Eagles call-up sometime in the near future.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

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