As per a report from the Daily Mail, Southampton have agreed a deal with Birmingham City over the signing of Che Adams.
Adams, a 22-year-old striker, made the the move to Birmingham in the summer of 2016, after two years on the books of Sheffield United.
And the hitman has since gone on to establish himself as an absolute fan-favourite at St. Andrew’s, with his goalscoring exploits this past season in particular having proven absolutely crucial to Birmingham’s fortunes.
After racking up 12 goals and 5 assists in the league over the previous 2 years combined, Adams took his game to another level altogether over the course of the 2018/19 campaign.
Across 46 Championship appearances (43 starts), the former English U20-international notched 22 goals and 4 assists.
Last night’s game between Swansea and Birmingham was a six-goal thriller! Che Adams’ sweet strike was the best of the lot 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/lXDLWVSATF
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 30, 2019
Adams enjoyed a particularly prolific spell following the turn of the year, when he managed 10 goals in just 8 league outings.
St. Mary’s bound
As such, rumours linking the former Coventry youth with a move to the Premier League have inevitably been forthcoming over recent months.
Heavyweights Arsenal and Manchester United were named as keen suitors of Adams back in February, when scouts from both clubs were reported to have watched the attacker in action during Birmingham’s meeting with Bolton Wanderers.
The last couple of weeks, though, have seen a new favourite emerge in the race for Adams’ signature.
The outfit in question are Southampton.
First, the Telegraph reported earlier this month that the English hitman was ‘poised’ for a move to St. Mary’s this summer.
And, as per the aforementioned update from the Daily Mail this afternoon, Adams’ Saints switch now appears imminent.
This comes amid claims that the 22-year-old has ‘bid farewell’ to his Birmingham teammates, after being informed that Southampton’s latest bid for his services had been accepted late last night.
The offer in question, meanwhile, is said to have been worth £16 million.