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Birmingham City complete third signing in major blow for League One promotion rivals

Birmingham City complete third signing in major blow for League One promotion rivals

Birmingham City have completed the signing of striker Alfie May from Charlton Athletic. May has signed a three-year deal to become the Blues’ third summer signing following deals for goalkeepers Ryan Allsop and Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

The 30-year-old won the Golden Boot in League One last season after scoring 23 goals for Charlton Athletic. May scored 27 times in 50 appearances in all competitions during his sole season with the Addicks.




For much of this summer it looked like May would be reunited with his former Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff at Huddersfield Town, but the Blues defeated the Terriers at the weekend.

Charlton are a reluctant seller, but with May approaching the final year of his contract, they have accepted the Blues’ money. The fee for May is believed to be in the region of £750,000.

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May has scored 20 goals in three consecutive League One seasons. Before joining Charlton last summer, May completed the feat twice with Cheltenham.

May played in the lower league until the age of 24, when Doncaster Rovers took a chance on him. He initially struggled to find the net regularly in the EFL, but May found his way to the Blues after three goal-laden years in the third tier.