Birmingham City midfielder George Hall is set to turn down a move to the Premier League and sign a new contract at St. Andrews according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The 19-year-old midfielder has broken into the first-team scene with John Eustace’s side and has attracted the interest of several Premier League sides in the process, but it appears as though the interest isn’t enough to turn his head.
Who is George Hall?
The attacking midfielder is a product of the Birmingham City academy and is yet to be sent out on loan, instead opting to rise through the club’s youth setup and follow in the footsteps of former teammate Jude Bellingham.
He’s made his England U19s debut, earning three caps so far as well as making 34 first-team appearances for Birmingham, including two so far this season.
An outstanding start
After a difficult few seasons, Birmingham City have turned over a new leaf at St. Andrews, securing the services of several new additions as well as remaining unbeaten during their first four matches of the Championship campaign.
The likes of Siriki Dembele and Keshi Anderson have arrived in a bid to strengthen the club’s attacking options, whilst other areas including full-back have also been secured as Ethan Laird and Lee Buchanan have arrived.
Birmingham have picked up vital wins against Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle, turning St. Andrews into a fortress.
What’s been said?
Journalist Pete O’Rourke posted a tweet on Twitter which stated…
‘Birmingham City starlet George Hall is set to snub Premier League interest to stay with his hometown club and sign a new deal at St. Andrews.’
Given the number of signings that Birmingham have made, I am surprised that George Hall hasn’t opted for a move to the Premier League, although he is more likely to get game time at St. Andrews.
He is a bright, young player who has already created a pathway into the England youth scene and news of a new contract will be a welcomed boost for John Eustace’s side.