What’s happened to the 12 players that left Birmingham City this past summer?

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Where have all the departed Birmingham City players ended up?

Birmingham City brought in eight new faces over the summer.

John Eustace bolstered his ranks as he prepared for his first season at the club.

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He also let some players leave the club on permanent deals.

Here is where they all ended up...

Fran Villalba, Sporting Gijon

Birmingham let the Spaniard join Sporting Gijon permanently after his spell on loan there last season.

He has since been shipped out on loan by the Spanish side to Malaga.

Ivan Sanchez, Real Valladolid

His time in England also came to an end and he returned to Spain.

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The winger helped Ronaldo’s Real Valladolid gain promotion to La Liga last term and is a key player for them.

Kristian Pedersen, Koln

The left-back’s contract expired at the end of the past campaign and he left the club.

He now plays in the Bundesliga and made his first start for Koln last weekend against his former club Union Berlin.

Jeremie Bela, Clermont Foot

The Blues signed him back in 2019 and he scored nine goals in 101 games for the Midlands outfit in all competitions.

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He decided to join Clermont Foot in the French Ligue 1 after being relased.

Connal Trueman, Millwall

He rose up through the academy at St Andrews but departed for fellow Championship side Millwall.

The goalkeeper is used as back-up under Gary Rowett.

Ryan Woods, Hull City

Hull City managed to lure the midfielder away from Birmingham in the last transfer window.

He penned a three-year contract in East Yorkshire has since played six times for the Tigers.

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Odin Bailey, Salford City

Like Trueman, he is a product of the Blues’ academy but cut ties with the club.

After spending last season up in Scotland with Livingston on loan, Salford came calling for him in League Two and he has made three apparances for the Ammies.

Archie Matthews, Swansea City

The Blues acquired last August after he was previously on the books at Swindon Town.

He linked up with Swansea in July and was handed a two-year deal, with the option for a further 12 months.

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Oriol Soldevila, CF Inter City

CF Inter City picked up the 21-year-old for nothing after his exit from Birmingham.

They play their football in the Primera Federación which is the equivalent of the third tier in Spain.

Kane Thompson-Sommers, Hereford

The youngster has dropped into non-league to get game time under his belt.

He has played seven times in the National League North so far.

Renedi Masampu and Yoane Zohore, free agents

The above pair remain unattached.

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