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Birmingham City confirm departing player’s destination

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Birmingham City have confirmed that midfielder Beryly Lubala has left the club to join Crawley Town.

The 21-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the League Two club, with the option of a further deal and becomes their fourth signing of the summer.

The midfielder’s contract at St Andrew’s was due to expire at the end of this month and Birmingham have included an undisclosed sell-on clause as part of the transfer.

Lubala was a regular for Birmingham’s under-23 side and was rewarded with his first professional contract for the club.

He made his first-team debut for the club as a second-half substitute in a 3-1 defeat to Bristol City in the Championship in April 2018.

The player made a further four senior appearances for Birmingham last season, including his first start in an EFL Cup game against Reading.

Birmingham sacked Garry Monk as their manager earlier this week after a reported fallout with the club’s owners and announced Pep Clotet as caretaker manager.

Crawley finished 19th in League Two last season, twelve points above the relegation zone.

The Verdict

This could be a good signing for Crawley Town. Lubala seems like a decent player and although he struggled for game time in the Championship, he could be able to make an impact in League Two.

Birmingham obviously see him as a player with some potential, otherwise they wouldn’t have added the sell-on clause in his contract.

Hopefully he gets a proper chance at Crawley next season, as it is important for him to be experiencing as much first-team football as possible at this stage of his career.


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