Golalkeeper Jake Weaver has signed a new 12-month contract with Birmingham City, the club have confirmed.
The 22-year-old, who has yet to make a senior appearances for the Midlands side, enjoyed three different loan spells over the course of the season with non-league sides Hungerford; Kidderminster and Hednesford, but has now returned to St Andrew’s, where he will remain under contract for at least another season, after the club confirmed the news in a statement on their official website on Wednesday morning.
As well as his trio of loan spells this season, Weaver also made seven appearances for The Blues’ Under 23 side throughout the course of the season, and was on the bench for the senior side’s opening and final day draws with Norwich City and Reading respectively.
This seems like a bit of a strange decision to me.
At 22-years-old, Weaver and the club must both be expecting him to start pushing for a place in the senior side now if he is to make something from his career, although that has clearly yet to happen.
The fact this is only a one year deal suggests Birmingham may well see this as an opportunity to earn some sort of transfer fee from a possible summer sale of the goalkeeper.