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Report: Blues set to continue policy of youth by bringing in 19 y/o from fellow Midlands side

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So, it looks like the youth movement might still have some legs at St Andrew’s, even if the youngsters in general aren’t always technically ours.

That seems to be the plan at Birmingham City right now according to who our latest transfer target is.

According to a report from The Telegraph, Blues are interested in bringing in Wolves midfielder Owen Otasowie. The 19-year-old American is on the fringes of the first-team at Molineux right now, appearing mainly for the academy side, but popping up on the bench occasionally for the senior side, and making his club debut in December during their win over Besiktas in the Europa League.

As a predominantly defensive midfielder, it will be hard to see where he would fit in the current side at St Andrew’s, with the likes of Ivan Sunjic holding down that role for large parts of last season, but who knows, with a new head coach seemingly on the way, perhaps a new change in system will allow him more opportunities to flourish.

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Having also played as a centre-back, he could also offer up some competition to Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts in the absence of Jake Clarke-Salter following the end of his loan spell, but again, we’ll have to wait and see what the new boss offers us.

I’ve spoken before about how the club needs to ensure that they keep up the recent policy of bringing through younger players into the first-team, and even though he might only be here on loan initially, if he manages to put in some good displays, then we might be able to bring him on board and carry on that policy that way.

What about you? What do you make of this news surrounding Otasowie?

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