Chuks Aneke has recently completed a move to Birmingham City ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, as Lee Bowyer looks to add depth to his attacking options.
Aneke had been with Charlton Athletic, and made 62 appearances in total for the Addicks, which included 41 during last season, in a campaign which ended in frustration for the Addicks.
He scored 16 goals in those 41 appearances for Nigel Adkins’ side last term, but Aneke’s efforts weren’t quite enough for the London-based side, as they narrowly missed out on a top-six finish.
Aneke was out of contract with Charlton at the end of the month, and Birmingham have managed to strike an agreement to land his signature on a permanent basis.
The Blues finished 18th in the Championship table last season, and will be hoping that Aneke can make a positive impact with the club at the earliest of opportunities.
The forward took to Instagram to speak out on his move to Birmingham City, and revealed that he was ‘honoured to join such a big club’, which is certain to go down well with the club’s supporters.
A number of former Charlton Athletic players have reacted to this social post from Aneke, with Lyle Taylor, Naby Sarr and Jordan Cousins being among them.
Aneke’s first league involvement for Birmingham City could come on the opening day of the 2021/22 season, when the Blues take on Sheffield United, in what is certain to be a tricky test at Bramall Lane.
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I think this is a good move for all parties involved.
Birmingham certainly needed additional depth in attack heading into the new season, and Aneke will fancy his chances of forcing his way into the starting XI with Lee Bowyer’s side.
He’s a player that has shown he can score goals consistently, even if that is off the substitutes bench whilst with Charlton Athletic last term.
He deserves a shot at this level, and if he can hit the ground running, then this could turn out to be a shrewd signing by the Blues, as they look to challenge higher up the Championship table next term.