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Birmingham City are said to be interested in signing Wolves forward Bright Enobakhare, as per reports from the Birmingham Mail.
Pep Clotet’s side are in the market for a new forward, with leading goalscorer Che Adams recently departing for Premier League side Southampton for a reported fee of £15m.
According to reports, Blues are said to be interested in Wolves starlet Enobakhare, who enjoyed a hugely impressive loan spell with Coventry City last term.
The 21-year-old, after a difficult first half of the season on loan with Kilmarnock, scored six goals and produced three assists in 18 games for the Sky Blues, helping Mark Robins’ side climb to within touching distance of the League One play-offs.
Coventry are said to have made a £600,000 bid for the exciting attacker, but now, it is claimed that Birmingham have joined the race for Enobakhare.
Here, we discuss whether he would be a good signing for Blues…
“I think that Birmingham could be unearthing a real gem if they went out and signed Enobakhare from Wolves.
“He was excellent for Coventry last season, and although it was a team effort, his arrival really galvanised them and lifted their spirits going forward in attack.
“He possesses real pace, power and trickery, and is able to play anywhere across the front-line, although his best position is definitely down the middle.
“To say that it was his first proper run of games in his career, scoring six goals in 18 matches for Coventry is something to be pleased with, and he could definitely make the step up to the Championship next term.”
“I think this would be a good signing for Birmingham.
“The Blues are somewhat short in numbers right now, not least up front following the departure of Che Adams, so the recruitment of someone such as Enobakhare may not be a bad move for Birmingham.
“Having played at Championship for Wolves previously, Enobakhare will know just what is expected of him at this level, and having impressed on loan in League One last season, he will be keen to prove that he is still capable of performing in the second tier.
“Indeed, following their impressive return to the Premier League last season that saw them use fewer players than any other side in the division, Enobakhare may feel that his chances at Molineux could continue to be limited next season, which may tempt him to make a move elsewhere, arguably increasing Birmingham’s chances of completing the deal.”
“It’s a risk, but it could pay off in the long-term.
“He’s still at a relatively young age, so he’s got a point to prove at a higher level, than what he has played at in recent years.
“I’m not convinced that he will be able to fill the sizeable void left by Che Adams, but only time will tell with this.
“He scored six league goals for Coventry City last season, and will be keen to showcase his talent at a higher level.
“If he can hit the ground running, then this could prove to be a smart bit of business by the Blues.”