Junior Adamu strengths analysed amid West Ham and Leeds United transfer links

A look at Junior Adamu, one of the latest players to be linked with a move to West Ham United this summer.

West Ham United are already being linked with a number of players ahead of this summer.

It was another impressive campaign for the Hammers, reaching the Europa League final and finishing in seventh place, ensuring European football for another season.

David Moyes and his men continue to take large strides forward, and they will be hoping for similar progress next season.

To manage that, new signings will likely be required, and one of the latest to be linked is RB Salzburg frontman Junior Adamu.

But who is the frontman, and what do West Ham fans need to know about him?

Who is Adamu?

Junior Adamu (full name Chukwubuike Griddy Junior Adamu) is a 21-year-old striker currently playing for RB Salzburg.

He is Nigeria-born, but he also holds citizenship in Austria, and he chose to play for the latter, already winning a senior cap.

Adamu has been with Salzburg since 2020, when he joined from Liefering, and since then, he has racked up 44 appearances, scoring nine and assisting five.

He also spent time on a loan spell last year with St Gallen, scoring six goals in 14 league appearances.

What is the transfer talk?

According to Sky Sports Austria, West Ham are setting their sights on Adamu this summer.

It’s claimed the Hammers are in the market for a striker, and they have Adamu near the top of their shortlist.

But they are not alone in their interest, with the report claiming Southampton, Leeds United, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hertha Berlin are all interested, as well as Salzburg’s sister club RB Leipzig.

According to the report, Adamu could be available for just £8.5million, but it’s not clear whether that figure will rise given the level of interest.

Style of play

What stands out about Adamu is his ability on the ball.

He is composed and patient with the ball, more than skillful enough to have the confidence to pause and beat a man, centrally or otherwise.

Beyond that, the 21-year-old is quick enough to get in behind, and that’s something he tries to do more often than not, looking to latch onto balls over the top.

Tricky with the ball at his feet, Adamu is not a hold-up player, but he is still pretty strong in the air, not shying away from headers.

He is a clever finisher in front of goal, too, and he should improve with age, given his relative youth and lack of experience.