Birmingham City linked target ‘agrees’ League One transfer

A player linked with a move to Birmingham City in the summer is close to a transfer to a League One club.
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Gavin Kilkenny who was linked with a move to Birmingham City in the summer is poised for a move to League One.

Last summer, Blues and Reading had ‘expressed’ an interest in signing the AFC Bournemouth midfielder, according to Football Insider. He ended up remaining at the Vitality Stadium but now looks set to depart the Dorset club.

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Neither St Andrew’s or the Select Car Leasing Stadium will be his next destination however. A new report from Football Insider claims that Kilkenny will be heading to strugglers Fleetwood Town

Kilkenny has 'agreed' a move to Highbury Stadium where he will play under former Blackpool and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam. The 23-year-old has been limited to just one appearance in the FA Cup this season. 

He played 33 minutes in the 5-0 victory over Swansea City last Thursday. The 12-time Republic of Ireland Under-21 international has been an unused substitute six times in the Premier League this term.

Kilkenny had two loan spells away from Bournemouth last season - first at Stoke City and then at Charlton Athletic. He is under contract with the Cherries until the summer of 2025 and has made 37 senior appearances in professional football to date.

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Birmingham did not sign a central midfielder in the remaining days of the summer transfer window, but have moved to sign two this month. Andre Dozzell has joined from Championship rivals QPR whilst South Korean international Paik Seung-ho is expected to finalise a move this week. 

Commenting on the imminent arrival of Seung-ho, Mowbray said to BirminghamLive: ““Let’s wait and see. Hopefully he can give us some help and some quality and a different dimension to what we’ve got at the moment.

“He plays forward, shoots from distance, plays good passes, runs all day. I have managed South Koreans before, they are amazing human beings, individuals who graft and work, listen and want to get better. We are looking forward to him coming and hopefully help us move forward.

“I would hope he would be in this week some time.”

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