Norwich and Swansea leading chase for youngster.
Premier League pair Norwich and Swansea have seen £2.5million bids for talented youngster Nathan Redmond accepted by Birmingham City, the Daily Star reports.
The England Under-21 international has impressed for Birmingham in the Championship over the last couple of seasons, and is rated as one of the best young talents currently playing outside of the top flight.
Blackpool’s Tom Ince also looks set for a big move this summer, and Wilfried Zaha left Crystal Palace for Manchester United in January, and it looks like Redmond could now be joining them in the Premier League next season.
Swansea in particular have been looking at signing wingers this summer, and have also been linked with a move for either Junior Hoilett of Queens Park Rangers, or a return for their former player Scott Sinclair, who has struggled for first-team football since leaving the club for Manchester City last summer.
Redmond has scored 9 goals over the last two seasons for Birmingham, and could still attract bids from West Brom, Fulham and Everton, as Birmingham’s asking price of £2.5million looks an attractive prospect.
Manager Lee Clark is disappointed to be losing the player, but accepts that it looks like a real possibility now.
“There are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan,” Clark said. “We have had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn’t. Now it’s up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if it’s right for him.
“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.”