Birmingham City have signed Che Adams.
As expected, the former Sheffield United centre-forward completed his transfer to St Andrews this evening after undergoing a medical in the Midlands.
United granted Adams permission to hold talks with Gary Rowett’s side after receiving a third bid, believed to be worth around £2m, from the Championship club.
“It has been difficult, but we have stood our ground in terms of our value of Che and Birmingham have now matched that valuation,” United manager Chris Wilder said. “We’ve been in control of negotiations though, we have been throughout. We believe we have got an excellent price and we’ve covered ourselves going forward if Che realises his potential.”
United, who had previously rejected offers worth £1.2m and £1.7m from City, have inserted a sell-on clause into the deal which sees Leicester-born Adams return to the Midlands.
Adams, aged 20, described himself as “delighted” to join City during a statement posted online.
He scored 15 goals in 55 appearances for United after leaving non-league Ilkeston in November 2014.