Birmingham City forward Che Adams is attracting interest from a whole host of Premier League sides, according to the print edition of the Sunday Mercury (page 54) (via HITC).
The 20-year-old moved to St Andrew’s last year after impressing at Sheffield United, in which time he scored 15 goals in 55 games for the Blades, including 12 in 41 appearances in what turned out to be his final season at Bramall Lane in 2015/16.
And his first campaign at Birmingham turned out to be a fine one as well, with Adams bagging seven goals and laying on six assists to help the Blues avoid the Championship drop, with he scoring what turned out to be the winner in their 1-0 success over Bristol City on the final day of the campaign.
That proved to be the goal that kept Harry Redknapp’s side in the division, and it may also turn out to be Adams’ final game for the club as recent reports suggest that several Premier League clubs, including Leicester, Southampton, and Stoke, are considering a summer move for the 20-year-old.
All three clubs had decent seasons in the Premier League but will undoubtedly be looking to improve next time round, with Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester having been embroiled in a relegation scrap for much of the campaign, while Mark Hughes’ Stoke finished 13th in the table, their lowest position in four seasons.
And with Southampton set to be under the stewardship of a new manager come August, there may well be much change at St Mary’s this summer, and given their history of giving young talent a chance, Adams could be ideal for the Saints.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if any of the aforementioned sides launch a bid for the £1.7m million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) this summer, but what is clear is that Birmingham have a starlet in their ranks, and one Redknapp may face a battle to keep hold of over the coming weeks and months.
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