By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Che Adams has today committed his long-term future to Sheffield United after putting pen to paper on a new contract.
The new deal, which runs until the summer of 2018, is just reward for Che’s swashbuckling performances since his transfer from non-league Ilkeston FC only last November. Stand out games for Che in his debut season included two goals against Spurs in the League Cup semi-final and a remarkable cameo in the League One play-off semi-final second-leg against Swindon.
Under new manager Nigel Adkins, Che has started all four League One fixtures of the 2015/16 season so far – scoring two goals to boot – and has caught the eye with his pace and power. Whilst he has made only 9 Football League starts in his short professional career so far, Che’s comfortable transition from the Evo-Stik to the third flight of football had not gone unnoticed and with his original contract due to expire in the summer of 2016 the Blades have move quickly before the transfer window closes to agree a new deal with Che.
Commenting on the new contract, Full Contact’s Head of Football Lee Payne said “There has never been any doubt in our minds from the day Che joined in November 2014 to now that he is at the right club. He is getting game time, which not many clubs would be so keen to give to a player who was playing in the seventh flight of our game less than a year ago, and he is improving all the time. He is playing in front of big, passionate crowds at Bramall Lane and he wants to help get this club promoted to the Championship. Signing this new contract gives Che and the club more security and can only help focus Che on doing all he can to bring home that much needed promotion.”
Dan Chapman, Full Contact’s Senior Partner, added “Che, ourselves and the management and board at Sheffield United were all clear in their desire to make this new contract happen. We were all aware of growing speculation about other clubs wishing to acquire Che’s services but we were absolutely sure that Che’s interests are best served by continuing to develop and play first-team football under Nigel Adkins and putting any such speculation to bed. Mal Brannigan (managing director of Sheffield United) has been extremely professional and efficient as ever and once negotiations got underway in earnest we were able to close the deal very quickly.”
All at Full Contact wish Che and Sheffield United all the best for the remainder of the season.
For a reminder of some of Che’s highlights whilst at Ilkeston and then his early performances after moving to the Blades, see below!
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