Birmingham City, QPR and Watford in transfer tussle for former Aston Villa star

Declan Frith played for Aston Villa's academy teams. A return to England and possibly to Birmingham City could be on the cards. 9Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Declan Frith played for Aston Villa's academy teams. A return to England and possibly to Birmingham City could be on the cards. 9Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Declan Frith played for Aston Villa's academy teams. A return to England and possibly to Birmingham City could be on the cards. 9Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images) | Getty Images
A transfer rumour has emerged about Birmingham City going for a player that was let go by Aston Villa.

Birmingham City could pursue a move for a former Aston Villa attacker this summer.

The Standard are reporting that Blues along with QPR and Watford are 'tracking' Declan Frith who plays for Spanish side Valencia. He is also attracting interest from Getafe who currently have Man United striker Mason Greenwood as a loanee.

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It is reported that Frith is considering a return back to England after just one season in Spain. Valencia are willing to let him leave for a nominal fee but will also ask for a sell-on-clause to help protect their transfer interests. He is under contract with the La Liga outfit until 2025.

The player is said to be frustrated by the lack of opportunities in their first team. He has been playing for Valencia Mestalla, which is their reserve team and that is in the fourth tier of Spanish football. Firth is also subject of an international tug-of-war with the United States considering calling up for their under-23s team whilst Jamaica are also keen. Valencia were invited to play in the Premier League International Cup and that allowed Frith to make a return to England, when he played against Brighton & Hove Albion back in October.

Frith was at Chelsea before joining Aston Villa in October 2021. He made a total of 24 appearances for Villa's under-23s, getting eight goals and seven assists in 24 appearances.

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