Transfer News: Albert Adomah retains interest from both Leeds & Middlesbrough.

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Hot on the heels of news that Chelsea are mulling a potential recall for free-scoring Tammy Abraham, is ongoing uncertainty over the future of Albert Adomah.

Tony Pulis is a known admirer of Adomah having almost secured his services at the end of the summer transfer window [1].  Leeds United are also understood to be monitoring his availability having shown both an interest in the summer and the erratic form of their creative players at present [2].

Adomah was declined a new deal in Summer 2018, a position Villa are reported to be considering ahead of possible interest in January 2019 [3].

Villa’s attempts and behaviour in trying to move Adomah on drew criticism from some sections of fans online and even prompted a scathing attack on then boss Steve Bruce by the players brother on Twitter [4].

This in turn had a visible impact upon Albert’s performances, with a notable drop in both form and overall quality on the pitch.

Dean Smith has been complimentary of Adomah since his arrival and has sought distanced himself from the actions of the previous regime, stating that he has “no thoughts” on any proposed move.

Despite this reassurance, it would be interesting to see what both the player and clubs resolve towards any bid would be.

Whilst having contributed recently in terms of assists, Adomah is now 30 and has just 18 months to run on his current contract at Villa Park.

Indeed, the next deal can reasonably be considered Adomah’s last ‘big’ payday of his professional career.

Much will depend upon whether Villa continue to ascend up The Championship table, what Adomah’s contribution to this is and whether Dean Smith see’s him as central to any plans in the future, rather than the present.