Birmingham City have completed the signing of midfielder Sahid Kamara following a successful trial period, according to a statement on the club’s website.
The 19-year-old became a free agent in the summer after his deal with League One side Charlton Athletic expired and has made the switch to the Championship side, linking up with the club’s U21s.
Who is Sahid Kamara?
The English midfielder was a product of Charlton Athletic’s youth setup, rising through the ranks as well as heavily featuring in the club’s U18s and U21s.
He finished the 2022/23 campaign on loan with local Non-League side Corinthian-Casuals, making a handful of appearances in his first taste of men’s first-team football.
Kamara has made the switch to St. Andrews, signing a one-year contract with the club U21s, with the option of an additional year in the club’s favour.
The midfielder has featured twice for the Championship side so far this season in trial matches against both Ipswich Town and Bristol City, with the Blues winning both matches.
A strong start
Birmingham City’s U21s have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, taking seven points from their first three league games and will face a trip to Charlton Athletic this afternoon, where victory would take them joint top of the table.
What’s been said?
Upon confirmation of the transfer, Birmingham released a short statement on their website stating…
‘He has agreed terms on a one-year deal, with a year’s option, following a successful trial period.’
‘He will now link up with Spooner’s team on a permanent basis as they continue their Professional Development League campaign.’
Birmingham City have a long and successful history of developing young players and they have evidently seen something in Kamara that has attracted the attention of the club’s staff.
The midfielder is likely to have taken inspiration from several of the club’s past U21s midfielders like Jordan James, Jobe Bellingham and of course, Jude Bellingham and will be keen to enjoy a successful season with the club.