Sheffield United could net close to £3m if Che Adams joins Southampton

Chris Wilder the head

The former Sheffield United striker is reportedly poised to join Southampton from Birmingham City.

Che Adams of Birmingham celebrates after he scores the third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy...

Sheffield United could bank around £3million if Che Adams leaves Birmingham City and signs for Southampton.

Southampton are expected to spend £14m on Adams, who despite interest from other Premier League clubs favours a move to St Mary's, according to The Telegraph.


But 20 per cent of that (£2.8) is owed to Adams' previous club, Sheffield United, as The Star reported earlier this year.

And that could deliver a significant boost to Chris Wilder's summer transfer budget, which is rumoured to be set at around £20m.

Chris Wilder the head

Should he indeed join Southampton this summer, his arrival could spell doubly good news for the Blades - pushing two recent Bramall Lane targets, Sam Gallagher and Shane Long, down the Saints' pecking order.

Adams has scored or made 51 goals in 123 games since he was sold by Sheffield United to Birmingham for just £2m three years ago.

Che Adams of Sheffield United scores his first goal during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane on January 28,...

The 22-year-old was brought to the Steel City by Wilder's predecessor-but-one, Nigel Clough, whose then side paid Ilkeston Town a nominal, undisclosed fee.

What should Sheffield United do with any windfall received from Southampton's proposed move for the Birmingham striker?

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