In one of the surprises of the transfer window former Wrexham Apprentice Jack Deaman signed a one-year professional deal at Birmingham City.
The 18-year-old centre half was released by Wrexham at the end of last season with the Welsh club unable to offer him a deal due to the financial uncertainty at the club.
He had been at the Racecourse for four years and a number of other clubs had also tracked his progress.
The Blues were the first to make a move and Deaman will now slot in to their Reserve team set-up as he looks to continue his development as a player.
Birmingham City’s Reserve team boss Richard Beale told the club’s official website:
“He was a free agent and we became aware of him. At the same time Norwich, Celtic and Burnley were also interested. But he came on trial with us and played a couple of pre-season games and decided he wanted to come here.”
“Like all young players he’s got a lot of work to do, but he’s a ball-playing centre half who reads the game well, is 6ft 3ins and can play off either foot.”
“He’s got a one-year contract and we hope over the next few months he’ll make strides and achieve the potential that we see in him.”