Date: 17th June 2017 at 1:57pm
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It is absolutely no surprise that Che Adams is attracting interest from Premier League clubs after an extremely promising first season of Championship football with Blues.

As the season grew on, Adams became even more crucial to the side and their hopes of survival.

Indeed, he scored the goal on the final day of the season away at Bristol City that saved Blues from relegation to League One.

Former manager Gary Rowett knew there was potential in the 20-year-old when he signed him last summer from Sheffield United for around £1.9m.

In his first few months at the club, I think the issue was about where to play Adams and where he would be most effective.

He’s played both out wide and through the middle which shows his versatility and variety that he brings to the table.

But, in my opinion, he flourished when he played through the middle. He has the pace, the strength and the awareness to play a role which for some youngsters, may be a struggle.

For me, Adams is still extremely raw and has a lot to work on in order to fully polish him for a likely move to the Premier League in the future.

There’s no doubting that he`ll play at the top level of English football but, for now, he’s best placed staying at Blues for at least another season where he can continue to flourish and develop under Harry Redknapp.

Blues are reportedly reluctant to sell their prized asset this summer but when the time does come for Adams to move on, I would expect Blues not to sell him for as little as we did with the likes of Demarai Gray and Nathan Redmond. Let’s also remember that we’re in a far better situation financially than when we needed to sell players on the cheap to keep afloat.

Who knows, a move to the Premier League for Adams may come along much sooner if Blues and Redknapp mastermind their own success in the upcoming campaign.

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