Birmingham City, Bolton and Huddersfield transfer target opts for League Two move

The League Two side beat several sides from higher up the EFL pyramid to secure the talented 28-year-old on a three-year deal after being released earlier in the summer.The League Two side beat several sides from higher up the EFL pyramid to secure the talented 28-year-old on a three-year deal after being released earlier in the summer.
The League Two side beat several sides from higher up the EFL pyramid to secure the talented 28-year-old on a three-year deal after being released earlier in the summer.
Birmingham City were linked with the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder but have lost out to a club in a lower division.

Reported Birmingham City transfer target George Byers has opted for a move to League Two, despite interest from the Championship and League One.

It was reported in May by The Star that Byers was of interest to Birmingham, along with the likes of Blackpool, Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United and Barnsley, as well as Oxford United and Bolton Wanderers. Byers was a free agent after his contract with Sheffield Wednesday expired.

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Despite interest from one Championship club and five teams from League One, the 28-year-old has opted for a move to Port Vale. Vale were relegated last season, but manager Darren Moore has persuaded Byers to reunite with him after the pair worked together at Hillsborough.

“George is a player who I know really well from my time at Sheffield Wednesday," commented Moore.

"His energy, drive and quality on the ball will be attributes that are appreciated by our supporters.

“We have met with George a few times over the last couple of weeks and although there has been strong interest at levels above League Two, he has quickly bought into the wider project that is ongoing here at Vale Park and what we are trying to build.

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“Positive competition in all positions is vital and George will come in and add even stronger competition for places amongst our already-competitive midfield options.

“I am really looking forward to welcoming George into our squad as we continue to build towards next season and beyond.”

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