Derby County are considering a move to bring Albert Adomah to Pride Park this summer.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to a report by Football League World, who claim that the Queens Park Rangers winger is considering his future at the club after a disappointing season in west London.
They also report that Derby County, as well as Bristol City, Ipswich Town, Luton Town and Birmingham City, are keeping a close eye on the situation of the Ghana international ahead of a potential move in the upcoming transfer window.
Would Adomah be a good signing?
Rooney must not move
While it is undeniable that Adomah is a player who has thrived at Championship level over the course of his career, scoring 65 goals and registering 70 assists over his 439 appearances in the competition for clubs such as QPR, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, there are a number of reasons why a move for the player Dean Smith once claimed is “real trouble” for defenders should not be considered by Wayne Rooney’s side this summer.
Firstly, after joining QPR from Forest last October, the £900k-rated man found it difficult to hold down a place in Mark Warburton’s starting XI, with only seven of the winger’s 34 Championship appearances this season coming from the first whistle.
Indeed, the fact he did not secure a starting spot is not overly surprising, as his performances for the Rs did not exactly set the world alight, with Adomah averaging a SofaScore match rating of just 6.74 for his team, ranking him as the club’s joint 11th-worst performer in the second tier.
Aside from his level of performance, the veteran’s wages would also appear to be something of a problem for Rooney’s cash-strapped Derby side, as Adomah currently takes home a rather hefty £13k-per-week at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, an amount that would rank him as one of the Rams’ highest earners if he were to make a move to the club this summer.
As such, not only would a move for Adomah appear to be irresponsible from a financial standpoint, it would also be rather a waste of money when considering the winger’s most recent displays for QPR.
So, it would be highly advisable for Rooney to turn his attention away from Adomah in the transfer market this summer, as the 35-year-old looks to build a side capable of a much more respectable finish in the Championship next time around.