Football News: Birmingham Secure Prolific Striker Alfie May from Charlton

In a significant move, Birmingham have completed the signing of Charlton striker Alfie May, according to reports from talkSPORT. The Blues have outmaneuvered fellow relegated side Huddersfield Town to secure the services of last season’s League One top scorer.

May, who bid farewell to Charlton on Friday, joins Birmingham on a reported two-year deal after the two clubs agreed a fee of £250,000 for the 30-year-old striker. The Gravesend-born goalscorer made a name for himself at Charlton, netting 23 league goals and earning the club’s Player of the Year award, helping the Addicks avoid relegation to League Two.

“The acquisition of Alfie May is a significant boost for Birmingham as they aim to make an immediate return to the Championship. The striker’s proven track record in League One will be crucial in their pursuit of promotion, and Blues supporters will be hoping he can replicate his goal-scoring exploits from the previous campaign.”

Prior to his success at Charlton, May had a career in non-league football before being snapped up by Doncaster Rovers in 2017. The seasoned striker proved his prowess in the third tier, outscoring Manchester City’s Erling Haaland in the calendar year of 2023 by one goal. May found the net 30 times for Cheltenham and Charlton in League One, showcasing his impressive goal-scoring ability.

Birmingham fans will be eager to see May in action as the club prepares for their first season in the third division since 1995. The Blues were relegated from the Championship on the final day of the previous season, joining Huddersfield and Rotherham in the drop.

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