Birmingham City forward Che Adams has signed a new five-year deal with the club according to reports by the Birmingham Mail.

The 21-year-old was already tied down to the Sky Bet Championship club until summer 2019 but the Blues have now moved to secure the player’s services for a longer term.

Adams joined Birmingham City 12 months ago from then Sky Bet League One club Sheffield United in a deal reportedly worth around £2 million. The young striker went on to net seven goals in 42 appearances in his first season with the club and the player has made a solid start to the current campaign with a hat-trick against Crawley Town in the First Round of the EFL Cup.

The youngster is arguably the brightest young talent currently on the books at St Andrews and news that Adams has signed a new long term deal has provided the club with a huge boost.

Adams started his career in non-league with Oadby Town before being snapped up by Ilkeston Town. The player’s good performances for The Robins saw a number of scouts regularly flock down to the New Manor Ground and Sheffield United signed the striker in November 2014 for an undisclosed fee.

The player went on to make 55 appearances for The Blades, scoring 15 goals including two in a League Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2015.

Birmingham City took a calculated gamble in signing the player last summer and Adams has so far proved his worth to the Blues.

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