Date: 29th May 2018 at 7:00pm
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Cheick Keita will return to the club in July after his loan spell ends at Bologna. The left back/winger will likely be assessed by manager Garry Monk and his staff before a decision is made on his future.

The 22-year-old did not play regularly while out on loan in Italy, but the player is a promising talent.

Fans on Twitter are keen to see the Malian given another chance at St Andrews next season:


A skillful player who showed glimpses under Gianfranco Zola what he is capable of, I think there is a case to be made for Keita to be given a run-out in pre-season to impress.

As some say, he could feel more at home playing further up the field as a winger. With Kristian Pedersen’s possibly arriving from Union Berlin, to play as our left-back, the defender may not get many opportunities at full-back.

Utilising his talent on the wing could be a solution, and give us more options in attack.


5 Replies to “‘Love to see him given a chance’ Supporters back Birmingham Loanee’s First Team Claims”

  • Get him fit and get him out, on loan or sell him. We don’t need question marks in our team. I’m sure these guys ie the loaners will get a chance to impress. If one makes it great. Remember the transfer window closes before the season starts. What will half a game against Solihull Moors and Brighton tell us?

  • For the life of me I can’t understand why Keita was sent out on loan and an even more inexperienced LB in Bramall brought in on loan. A fantastically talented player with great pace. I cannot believe the supporters who want us to sell him. He is not a left back. As a left winger or left sided forward I think he would be great.

  • He needs beefing up too was easily shoved aside as I can remember. Is a skillful player out on the wing he proved that at St A ‘s …. KRO

  • Monk will have already assessed Keita.My feeling is that because of various issues,he is returning .No doubt had his last season been a success he would have stayed at Bologna.Zola brought in this player who ,no fault of Keita,is simply not cut out for Championship football. Gone are the days when clubs in our division took chances on delicate and skilfully tip tappy ones- Fabrinni just one example. Monk will bring strong players in who can play and take the knocks.

  • He is a skilful player and very good going forward he manipulates the ball as if it is a part of him. He could do a job on the left wing he could drawer fouls and cores all sorts of problems. But he as a court case coming up for a alleged hit and run . If found guilty he will be sacked giving that 2 years in prison is the minimum he can reserve and lets face it no club want that on the books. A shame as he has talent.

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