Birmingham City subject to late transfer hijack as £1.2m forward ‘secured’
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UD Las Palmas have agreed a fee with FC Midtyjlland for Birmingham City transfer target Sory Kaba, according to numerous reports in Spain.
It was reported on Monday by Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath that Blues had agreed a fee with the Danish club, but now a further transfer development has happened, which has come as a blow to John Eustace's plans. Various reports in Spain say that Las Palmas are now ahead of Birmingham in the race for the 28-year-old.
La Provincia claim that the La Liga club have ‘completed’ the signings of both Sory Kaba and Marvin Park. It is reported that a £1.2m fee along with add-ons had been agreed and that Kaba will join on a three-year deal, because Palmas could offer a more ‘attractive’ deal than Birmingham and other English clubs.
In addition to their report, it was reported last week by Radio MARCA journalist Christian Santana, a journalist for Radio Marca last week said: “Sory Kaba’s thing with UD is hot. The operation has entered a key point. Sory Kaba wants to join Spain and UD Las Palmas. At the club they are very positive with his arrival.”
It is understood that Kaba would be given permission to play for Midtyjlland in their Europa Conference League qualifier with Omonoia on Thursday, before completing his move to Spain. He would be unlikely to make his debut for Las Palmas this week given they face Valencia on Friday, but line-up against Real Sociedad a week later on Friday, August 25.