Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has revealed there have been two offers from Premier League clubs for Nathan Redmond that have been accepted, and we wonder if one of them is from Newcastle United – we hope one of them is from Newcastle United.
19 year-old Nathan Redmond – two offers accepted
And another offer has been made which didn’t reach the fee Birmingham are demanding.
Swansea City, Norwich City and Fulham are reported to be the clubs who have expressed an interest in the player, but depending on the fee, Nathan is the type of player Newcastle are after this summer, and he’s young and he’s English , and he has experience playing in the English leagues.
The England U21 team did not exactly impress in European U21 tournament this summer, but this 19-year-old did and he played well, which is one reason a number of Premier League clubs are interested in the player.
This is what Lee Clark said in the Birmingham Mail today:
“The truth, me being transparent and not speaking out of line, is that there are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan. 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 enquiry from a fellow manager.” “The truth, me being transparent and not speaking out of line, is that there are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan.”
“Now what we have had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn’t been accepted. And now it’s up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if it’s right for him.”
“What those other clubs have to do who haven’t put bids in yet is get to the level where the other two are at.” “It’s another one where you don’t want to lose the player, but you understand the reasons why he has to go.”
“Unfortunately that’s where we are at the moment and we have just got to get on with it.” “I have spoken to Nathan at length. In an ideal world he would be with me this season – so would Curtis Davies.”
“But we know that isn’t the scenario. We have to get the best deal to keep Birmingham City going.” “Listen, the bottom line is that the most important people in all of this are the fans.”
“We have got to make sure the club is still there for them. And whatever you have got to do to make that happen, you have got to do it.”
With Lee having played and coached at Newcastle, we wouldn’t be surprised if he has let Newcastle know of Nathan’s availability, but whether the player is a good buy or not will depend on the fee, but this lad could be an alternative to 21 year-old Tom Ince from Blackpool – and may be a cheaper option.
Nathan has been at his local club since he was eight years old, and in August 2010, he became the club’s second-youngest player ever to play in the first team at the age of 16 years and 173 days (approximately).
That was just 34 days older than the great Trevor Francis was on his debut – and Trevor became a great player playing for all of Brian Clough’s sides.
Nathan has played 82 times with 9 goals and has represented England at all Youth levels, including three appearances for the England U21 side.
This lad’s the type of player we should be interested in, so we hope Newcastle make an attempt to sign him – and soon.
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