There’s no doubt that securing some top young talent from the Premier League can go a long way to improving a Championship team’s horizons.
Indeed, it’s something the Blues have utilised in the past, taking on the likes of Jesse Lingard and Joe Hart from the two Manchester clubs.
And, with City and United facing each other shortly, we decided to take a look at what young players might be available from the two Premier League giants next season that could really aid Birmingham’s push for a Premier League return.
The 22-year-old Scotland international has been on the fringes of United’s first team for some time now but has struggled for game time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in as manager.
A loan move could well be on the cards for the midfielder, with a club like Birmingham a potentially perfect fit for the midfielder as he looks to get more competitive minutes under his belt.
Having never been sent out on loan before and without a great deal of experience, it’s likely he’ll get the chance to prove himself in the Championship and a move to a footballing club like Birmingham could well be on the cards next season.
Now, this is a move that would certainly set Blues pulses’ racing. The 18-year-old is one of English football’s hottest prospects, but – unsurprisingly – he’s only getting limited game time at the Etihad currently.
It would be a push for a Championship club to secure his services next campaign but there’s certainly no harm in a cheeky enquiry from the Blues.
Of course, he’s already an established member of the City squad and even a 12/1 shot to score a goal in upcoming derby according to Man United vs Man City betting predictions but, if he is to come available next season, he should be the top priority of any club in the Championship with serious promotion aspirations.
Would Foden be the ultimate Championship signing in the summer? Is it even possible?
The 22-year-old winger, currently on loan at high-flying Leeds from City, has had a mixed season at Elland Road but there’s certainly the potential for a top player in there.
He’s looked low on confidence at times this season, so another Championship loan – or possibly even a permanent move – is very likely to be on the cards.
There’s no way he’s forcing his way into the City side anytime soon but this a player that is definitely one good season away from being a useful Premier League player. Harrison enjoyed an excellent start to his career with 14 goals in 56 appearances at New York City but the winger still needs more time to adjust to the top levels of English football and St Andrew’s could be the perfect place for him to achieve that.