Jake Jervis Leaves Birmingham City to Join Elazigspor

By: Elaine Brand |
17/01/13 |
Jake Jarvis

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Birmingham City striker Jake Jervis has left the Club to join Turkish Super League side Elazigspor on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 21-year-old forward has been unable to force his way into Lee Clark’s plans despite making two substitute appearances over the festive period.

Jervis who has struggled to make an impression at St Andrew’s has made over 60 senior appearances with the majority of those coming during loan spells.

This term he has been on loan at Carlisle, Tranmere and Portsmouth and he was also previously been farmed out to Hereford United (twice), Notts County, Swindon Town and Preston North End.

Jervis has been at Birmingham for six years, after signing for them from Shrewsbury as a 15-year-old schoolboy but all of his 14 senior goals have come while on loan.

“Jake’s got himself a great opportunity playing in the Turkish top flight. We wish him all the best,” said Clark.

Elazigspor, who stand a point off the bottom of the 18-team Turkish Super League, are reported to have paid a fee of around 50,000 Euros for the youngster.

After news of his departure had been made public Jervis Tweeted:

“Thanks for all the messages of support really appreciate it pity the Club in such bad state fans deserve more hopefully can sort yaself out!”

“Wish bcfc the best of luck and hope there seasons goes well weather under Clark or not! #KRO #BCFC”