English Premier League giants Manchester United are popularly known for producing some fine talents through their youth academy and they have maintained that status for decades now. They are also well known for the habit of integrating these young players into the first team and handing them debuts but while some of them will not perform up to expectations, in the long run, a lot of others will go on to live up to the hype. Over the years, the likes of Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Mason Greenwood have all risen through the ranks at Old Trafford and they are currently constantly competing for places in the first team.
One of the most promising youngsters that have come out of the club’s famous academy is Tahith Chong. The young attacking midfielder is not very happy that he has not been able to permanently find his way into the first team but truth be told, it’s not the manager’s fault. Olé Gunnar Solksjaer is under pressure to win titles at United and it will be hard for him to put faith in youngsters instead of using the top players that will promise him more assured results on the pitch. Continue reading “CAN CHONG SECURE A FIRST-TEAM STATUS AFTER THIS SEASON?”→
Birmingham City will have to fend off English Championship rivals Middlesbroughin their quest to sign Nottingham Forest star Sammy Ameobi according to Football Insider. Sammy Ameobi has few days left on his current deal at Nottingham Forest and he’s expected to leave the club when the contract expires.
Middlesbroughwere the first club to show interest in the 29-year-old winger. The interest of the midlands club in the player was revealed by the aforementioned media portal last week. He had a loan spell at Boro while he was a Newcastle United player. Sammy Ameobi scored once in nine matches while he was on loan at the club in 2013.Birmingham City have now joined Boro in the free transfer chase for Ameobi Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM TO RIVAL BORO FOR AMEOBI”→
Birmingham City fans were stunned and also delighted with the signing of former hot prospect AlenHalilovic at the end of last year. He signed a short-term deal at the club until this summer having joined on a free transfer.
Birmingham City will be wary of potential clubs that will try to poach their youngsters as the summer transfer window draws nearer. The club have a couple of young talented stars that have come through their ranks in recent times, but the latest one that seems to be making headlines currently is Amari Miller who has been attracting interest from other clubs after being sighted as a potential future star.
A couple of clubs, including Premier League outfit Everton, have been monitoring the young player’s progress in recent weeks and have been planning to make an offer to Birmingham for his potential signing. Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer knows that the latest star to emerge from the club’s talent factory is a target for a handful of clubs and has reiterated his desire to keep hold of him beyond this summer. Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM WANTS TO KEEP EVERTON TARGET”→
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer has made it clear that he would love to have Johnnie Jackson join him at the club as his assistant manager, according to a recent report published by London News Online. Bowyer wants Jackson to join him at St. Andrew’s so they could work together in making sure that they help the club witness an upturn in fortunes over the course of their tenure.
Jackson has been appointed as the interim manager on a temporary basis pending when the club will get a permanent candidate who will succeed Bowyer as the hunt continues. Since being appointed as caretaker manager, Jackson has guided his side to just one game so far and he saw his side secure a 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night in their Championship fixture. However, the result is reportedly not going to automatically confirm his long-term appointment at the club. Continue reading “Birmingham City Looking To Snap Up Charlton Athletic Man”→
It is now becoming a tradition at Birmingham to breed young, talented stars that would go on to make a name for themselves in a bid to earn big moves to top European clubs. The Birmingham City academy has done well in recent times to produce a crop of young, hungry players who would end up catching the eye of top clubs across Europe, with the latest on the lost being Jude Bellingham.
Bellingham was Birmingham’s best player at such a young age but because of his excellent performances, he attracted a lot of interest from clubs abroad and eventually signed for German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund last summer. Bellingham was just one of the top players that have come through the ranks at Birmingham, including the likes of Demarai Gray, Jack Butland, and Nathan Redmond. Continue reading “Liverpool May Have Signed The Next Jude Bellingham From Birmingham”→
Coventry City have completed the signing of experienced player Destiney Toussaint from Birmingham City.The winger penned a deal with Birmingham City last summer after a long injury layoff but she struggled to get into the Birmingham City starting XI in the FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL).
She only made one start for the midlands club in the league this season in addition to five other appearances from the substitutes’ bench. His only start in the FAWSL came against Arsenal in December. Birmingham City lost that game 3-0 to the Gunners. Destiney Toussaint has been able to return to full fitness at Birmingham City after her long injury layoff as pointed out earlier. Birmingham City manager Carla Ward didn’t give her more playing time at the club in the first half of the season and she would be hoping to enjoy more playing time at his new team, Coventry City. Her signing was officially confirmed by Coventry City earlier on Friday via their official Twitter handle. Continue reading “COVENTRY SIGN WINGER FROM BIRMINGHAM”→
Birmingham City have suffered a lot from lack of potency in front of goal this season, and it’s becoming bigger trouble than first feared as the season’s fixtures come in thick and fast. The club are looking to turn things around but won’t be able to get any shot at doing that if they don’t sign a proven goalscorer anytime soon.
According to reports Sunderland is set to sign Tom Flanagan this summer. The central defender is a target for Birmingham City. City were hoping to lure the Black Cats star when the transfer window opens but it now seems the League One star would extend his deal.
Flanagan’s deal ended in June, with clubs on standby to land him on a free deal. However, coach Phil Parkinson is confident a deal will soon be struck. The player has racked up 64 appearances at Mackems since he joined in 2018 on a free transfer from Burton Albion. The well-traveled star came from the MK Dons setup, going on a lot of loan spells that include Gillingham, Barnet, Stevenage and Plymouth before he was released then he joined Burton for free. Continue reading “SUNDERLAND TO HIJACK CITY TARGET”→
Celtic are not giving up on signing veteran Phil Jagielka. Jagielka left Everton in the summer, after spending 12 years at Goodison Park. He left Everton at the expiration of his contract to return to boyhood club Sheffield United.
Last summer, when it was clear Jagielka will be leaving Everton, Celtic made a move to take the player on a free transfer, but the veteran chose to return to Sheffield United. He left The Blade to join David Moyes’ Everton in 2007. Continue reading “CELTIC WANTS PREMIER LEAGUE VETERAN”→