League One star issues farewell message amid Birmingham City and Wrexham interest

Marko Marosi is a free agent. He is leaving Shrewsbury Town and has admirers at Birmingham City. (Image: Getty Images)Marko Marosi is a free agent. He is leaving Shrewsbury Town and has admirers at Birmingham City. (Image: Getty Images)
Marko Marosi is a free agent. He is leaving Shrewsbury Town and has admirers at Birmingham City. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Birmingham City could sign a player for free after he announced his departure from a League One rival.

Birmingham City linked goalkeeper Marko Marosi has confirmed his departure from Shrewsbury Town.

The 30-year-old is moving on from the Shrews after three years at the New Meadow. He departs having made 147 appearances for the Shropshire outfit and won the Players Player of the Year award last season.

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According to the Shropshire Star, Blues are interested in signing Marosi but face competition from Rotherham United who are leading the race and Hollywood owned Wrexham. Marosi kept 10 clean sheets in 43 league games this season and was also Shrewsbury's first choice in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.

"Salopians, my time at Shrewsbury Town has come to an end," announced Marosi on his X account.

"We have shared some great times together, especially in my second year at the club."

He added: "Last season was very up and down and really tough at times, but you guys always stuck by us no matter what and the whole team appreciated it.

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"The highlight for me was being voted players' player of the season, which is hard to put into words what that meant to me and I want to thank all my team-mates for that. I want to thank the club for bringing me in and letting me be part of its history.

"I want to thank the managers and the staffs not just the football side, but behind the scenes as well.

"And lastly I want to thank the fans for all the love and support you have shown me over the three years, you guys are amazing.”

Goalkeeper is an area that Birmingham will need to strengthen in this summer as they await the decision of John Ruddy. He has been offered a new deal but his understudy Neil Etheridge was released and so at the moment there is no senior goalkeeper at the club if Ruddy decides to leave.

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Marosi has a vast amount of experience at this level after making 222 appearances in League One. He was part of a Doncaster Rovers team that reached the play-offs in 2018/19. Head coach Chris Davies is just getting his feet under the table and will soon begin drawing up a plan for transfers.

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