Birmingham City midfielder Kerim Mrabti is wanted by European clubs, including Hamburg and Braga, according to The Birmingham Mail.
The 25-year-old joined from Allsvenskan outfit Djurgarden in January, signing an 18-month contract, as per Transfermarkt.
The Swedish player is not said to be pushing for a move away from St. Andrew’s before the European transfer deadline of 2nd September.
Mrabti started six games for Birmingham last season, coming off the bench for another six and scored one goal, as per WhoScored.
While Birmingham haven’t seen that much of him, there have been signs that he could be an asset for the club with a good all-round game.
Last season, he played 1.2 key passes per game while also making 1.5 tackles, 0.4 interceptions and 0.6 clearances per game on average. With Jota, Che Adams and Connor Mahoney no longer at the club, that leaves Mrabti’s average for key passes as the highest in Birmingham’s squad.
The midfielder has only had two minutes of game time for Birmingham in their three games this season, which came at the end of the 2-0 win against Brentford – missing the other two matches through injury.
Birmingham should not let Mrabti leave, even if he hasn’t played much of a role for the club yet.
There were glimpses last season that he can be an effective player in blue and with the transfer deadline having come for the Championship, the club would be unable to bring in a replacement for him.
This means it is worth being patient enough to allow the midfielder to return from injury and show the impact he can have in a Birmingham shirt.
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