July 29 2014 Latest news:
Monday, June 24, 2013
Norwich and Premier League rivals Swansea have reportedly had bids accepted for Birmingham’s England Under-21 starlet Nathan Redmond.
Former Canaries’ assistant boss Lee Clark confirmed on Monday his prized asset is now free to speak to two unnamed clubs to discuss personal terms after the Blues’ transfer valuation was met.
Chris Hughton fast-tracked Redmond into the first team at St Andrews during his Midlands stint and the 19-year-old had been widely touted with a Carrow Road reunion this summer.
The pacy wide player has already played 62 Championship games for the struggling Blues, but Clark admits Birmingham’s perilous financial position will force them to cash in.
“The truth, me being transparent and not speaking out of line, is that there are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “That’s in various different ways. Sometimes you get a call from an agent, then get a call from the player’s agent, sometimes you get an inquiry from a fellow manager.
“Now what we have had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn’t been accepted. Now it’s up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if it’s right for him. Unfortunately that’s where we are at the moment and we have just got to get on with it.”