Che Adams scores the first goal for Sheffield United
Birmingham City have finally announced the signing of forward Che Adams from League One Sheffield United.
After weeks of haggling, Gary Rowett finally has his top target after the two clubs struck a deal on Monday evening.
Earlier in the window, it looked as if Birmingham may miss out on the forward, who is comfortable playing anywhere in the attacking positions.
After signing from non-league Ilkeston Town two summers go, 20-year-old Adams had to wait until his second season at Brammall Lane to establish himself as a regular.
With a return of 11 league goals, Championship clubs were put on high alert as the England-youth international offers a glowing amount of potential.
Che Adams with Billy Sharp
However, he was left on the bench for the Blades in the opening-day defeat to Bolton Wanderers, as last season's top scorer Billy Sharp and new signing Leon Clarke were preferred in attack.
Here is how Twitter responded to the news:
- Firstly, the growing sense amongst Blades fans was that a deal worth a reported £2 million was a good piece of business by the club.
Hopefully we reinvest the Che Adams money wisely and sign some new players before the window shuts.
— kieran abbott (@kieran1889) August 8, 2016
Bye Che Adams, all the best. Spend the money wisely Blades #UTB— Andy Hill ⚔ (@hillblade1889) August 8, 2016
Couple of loan signings in to replace che Adams and we're sorted! Won't be a loss to us at all! #sufc— Sam Roberts (@samr36) August 8, 2016
Best of luck to Che Adams @ Birmingham. A good bit of business for the Blades. Around £2mil for a player who isn't our 1st choice striker.— Andrew Mather (@andrewtheblade) August 8, 2016
Che Adams gone, very good business! Wish the youngster the best of luck but definitely not our best player #sufc— James Allen (@Totti95Allen) August 8, 2016
However, it didn't stop supporters from arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday having a dig.
And finally, with the biggest transfer in football history about to be announced, some seemed more excited by the Adams deal.