In a recent interview ahead of the game against Birmingham City at Bramall Lane this weekend, Chris Wilder has disclosed the thinking behind the sale of Che Adams to their now Championship rivals.
It seems Wilder was left feeling like he had no other options other than to let the talented starlet move on to ply his trade with the midlands outfit who were a league up from Sheffield United.
Revealing his side of the story Blades boss Wilder spoke about transfer of Adams to the Sheffield Star saying:
“He wanted to go.
“It was the same with Dom (Calvert-Lewin) who went to Everton. I didn’t want people who didn’t want to be here.
“I was new in and I had to put a marker down.
“There was no big falling out. He’s an opposition player and he might get a little ripple at the start but, after that, he won’t be getting any favours from our players or I would hope our fans.”
As we know Chris Wilder is not afraid to make the big decisions and letting Adams go was a big one but you cannot argue with the way Wilder has assembled his squad and kept the morale so high while achieving so much.
In his most recent outing for Birmingham City managed by Steve Cotterill these days, former Blade Adams had to be substituted at the half-time break after suffering a mild strain in his hamstring as his team went down to a weak 2-0 defeat at the hands of Garry Monk’s promotion favourites Middlesbrough .
If Adams is fit for the game against the Blades you can be sure he will be super-motivated to show his best side and show Wilder what he is missing but Sheffield United are a confident side at the moment and are unlikely to be put off by such a minor matter as a former player facing them again.
Adams likely is rethinking his decision to move to Birmingham given the way the club are languishing near the relegation places while the Blades are at the opposite end of the table contesting possible promotion to the Premier League.
Che Adams may not have left had he known how the Blades were going to do under Chris Wilder and win League 1 but of course hindsight is 20/20.