£4m less than Burnley you say? So Burnley got him then did they? Must have missed that one.
The bloke was NOT for sale. Birmingham are four points off the play offs with plenty of games to spare, so every chance of being in the mix for promotion. As per the article below, promotion to the Premier League can be worth at least £170m to a football club. Therefore what would be the point of Birmingham selling their top goalscorer mid way through the season when they have upward momentum and the carrot totalling £170m prize money dangling in front of them? Would an extra £4m make a difference? Would an extra £10m be any better? All of this is conveniently ignoring his actual worth and value and furthermore the fact that Birmingham are under transfer embargo so couldn’t replace him in that window even if they went along with a sale.
I have a mate who is a Birmingham fan and he nearly fell over when I sent him an early newspaper link claiming we were prepared to pay £8m for Che Adams. He said he is raw as fuck, only recently started establishing himself as a starter and would be a massive gamble for a Premier League team. Because he is only really doing the business now and would not have expected a move to the Premier League before now, I imagine he was much more amenable to the idea of staying put for now and wouldn’t have kicked up a fuss and tried to force a move like VVD, Lovren, Lallana etc etc etc. On the basis that my mate watches Birmingham/Adams and I don’t, I am inclined to take his views on board.
It may also interest you to know that Birmingham took a certain Sam Gallagher on loan from us last season, despite also having a certain Mr Adams at the club. Gallagher got games for them over Adams. We also have Sam Gallagher at our disposal. Make of that what you will.
Us not signing a young lad, who was never for sale in the first place really isn’t worthy of its own thread.