Birmingham City manager Garry Monk has said that star striker Che Adams “can go as far as he wants” in his career after Premier League sides stepped up their interest in him during the January transfer window.

During the January transfer window, several Premier League sides stepped up in their interest in Birmingham City striker Che Adams, who has been in electric form throughout the 2018/19 Championship season.

The 22-year-old’s strong form has caught the eyes Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Scottish outfit Celtic. Burnley reportedly made offers for him during the transfer window, but they were not enough to prise him away from St Andrew’s.

Speaking to Birmingham Live, Monk discussed Adams’ potential and insisted that he is happy with the Blues and they are more than happy to have him.

“He can go as far as he wants,” the Blues manager said.

“He can be a top level player but he has quite a way to go, quite a lot more understanding and maturing but he’s on that path. Our biggest determination is for that to be with us.

“I think you saw that with how we went about it in January with all that interest – and from him back to us. He wasn’t a moment’s trouble in any of that. He was very focused, he is enjoying his football, he is at a club that love him.

“The most important bit from our point of view is to be able to sit with him and show him the way forward.

“He needs to just focus on what he is doing and not be distracted by that and play his best football. We want him to be part of the future here. I think he wants that.

“A lot of things have to go right for us and fall into place – that we are all fully aware of – to be able to show Che and our best players ‘This is what we can do going forward and if you want to be part of that, that’s what we would love to do’.”

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