This week we take a trip to the Midlands, Birmingham’s Wast hills training ground to be precise to take a look at City’s teen sensation Nathan Redmond. The Birmingham born wide-man who has represented England under 17’s with further international recognition sure to follow.
When named on Birmingham’s bench for their Premier League tie against Everton in March 2010 he had 2 records in his sights. Had he been introduced into the action he would have been Birmingham’s youngest ever first team player and amazingly the Premierships youngest player.
McLeish though chose not to play the boy wonder and instead preferred to use the Everton game as an experience builder. Redmond instead had to wait till August to make his first team bow for his boyhood club. Introduced as a substitute against Rochdale in the Carling Cup he set the game alight.
It seems Birmingham are keeping Redmond back for the time being as Redmond hasn’t signed a Professional deal with the club and rumours have stated Arsenal, United and Liverpool have all periodically ‘checked-in’ on his develpoment.
Name: Nathan Redmond
Born: 6th March 1994, Birmingham, England
Height: 1.73m (5 ft 8 in)
Squad Number: 27
Goals Scored: 0
National: England under 17
Goals Scored: 1
Current Ability: 3/5
Potential Ability: 4/5
When ever a player is compared to the likes of Aaron Lennon and Ashley Young at 16 you can bet he will be a definite star of the future. Birmingham’s coaching staff seem to believe the jet-heeled youngster has a bright future and by holding him back from first team duties for the time being are trying to make sure he has the best possible grounding. The fact that the Premier League elite are already sniffing about the winger is testament to this and Birmingham’s problem is that if one of them did come calling for Redmond could they really stand in his way. A definite Premiership star of the future.
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