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Charlton Athletic striker Alfie May completes move to Birmingham City – South London News

Charlton Athletic striker Alfie May completes move to Birmingham City – South London News

Charlton have confirmed the sale of Alfie May to Birmingham City.

The striker, who turns 31 tomorrow, flew to the Midlands on Sunday for a medical.

Neither club have disclosed the size of the fee, but it is believed to be in the region of £775,000, with add-ons in the deal meaning the total amount could reach seven figures.

Charlton signed May from Cheltenham Town last summer for £250,000. He has scored 27 goals in all competitions, with his tally of 23 enough to earn him the League One Golden Boot.

Huddersfield Town had been targeting May this summer with his Cheltenham boss Michael Duff confident he could reunite with the striker, who won Charlton’s Player of the Season award as well as the Players’ Player of the Season honour.

But Birmingham came up with a better offer, which was accepted by the Addicks, who have already moved to add to that department with the signing of Matt Godden from Coventry City on a two-year deal.

“After an initial offer was rejected, the striker submitted a written transfer request last week,” Charlton said in a statement on their website.

May’s partner is from Yorkshire and she, along with her three children, moved back there.

May, speaking after completing his exit from the Valley, said: “It’s tough for me because I’m leaving my hometown, but it’s football and I’m doing it for my family.

“I hope to leave on good terms. It’s only been a year, but it’s a year I won’t forget. I thank everyone for the support and love they’ve shown me since I first signed.”

Charlton boss Nathan Jones is aiming to have five attacking forwards for the season and that means there is set to be another addition.

It remains a priority area for South London residents.

“Our focus is to emerge from this transfer window categorically stronger than we were at the start of the window,” Jones said. “We understand Alfie’s motivations for wanting to move on and we have been able to secure a really good deal for the club, which allows us to reinvest in adding quality to our squad.

“Alfie did well for the club and myself last season. He worked hard throughout and scored some crucial goals, so we wish him all the best for the future.”

More to follow.

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