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Birmingham City and West Brom move a step closer to sealing transfer agreement

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Birmingham City are a step closer to agreeing a deal to sign Rekeem Harper on loan, with the West Brom midfielder having a medical with the Blues. 

That’s the latest according to Richard Wilford at BBC West Midlands, with the journalist confirming that Harper’s move to Birmingham would be a loan through until the end of the season.

Harper has been limited to only two appearances in the Premier League this season, stepping off the bench in a 3-0 defeat to Leicester City and 4-0 loss against Arsenal.

His sole start came in the League Cup, as Harper scored in a 3-0 win over Harrogate Town back in mid-September.

The midfielder, 20, has made 41 senior appearances for the Baggies in his career, which includes a good mix of Premier League and Championship outings.

Last season, as West Brom won promotion back to the Premier League, Harper made 10 appearances for Slaven Bilic’s side.

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However, with opportunities looking slim as Sam Allardyce tries to keep West Brom in the Premier League, he looks Birmingham-bound.

Aitor Karanka’s side currently sit 17th in the Championship table and six points clear of the relegation zone.

The Verdict 

This is a decent opportunity for both Harper and Birmingham.

Karanka clearly feels he needs depth in his midfield, even if some supporters might not share the same belief.

In Harper, he’s getting a gifted young midfielder, who has a point to prove to himself and West Brom.

That kind of drive could make this deal such a success.

It will be worth revisiting this in the summer to see how Harper has developed.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Leeds United fan and proud to have reported on their promotion-winning 2019/20 campaign.

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