With the 2021/22 championship season set to start next month, it will be fascinating to see how Birmingham City develops under the leadership of manager Lee Bowyer.

The Blues experienced a renaissance in the latter part of the previous season after deciding to replace Aitor Karanka with Bowyer as they managed to prevent relegation to the third division of English football.

Birmingham are no longer under a transfer embargo and can now spend fees on players if they choose to do so this summer.

However, the blues’ priority for the past few weeks has been to seek inspiration from both the free agent and credit markets.

Chuks Aneke and Jordan Graham both chose Birmingham after turning down the option to stay at their former clubs.

Meanwhile, Juan Familia-Castillo was announced as the Blues’ latest addition earlier this week when he joined the club on a fixed-term contract with Premier League club Chelsea.

Not happy with these additions, Bowyer now seems poised to secure the services of yet another high profile starlet.

Birmingham are reportedly on the verge of signing a one-year loan deal for Manchester United winger Tahith Chong, according to The Telegraph.

It goes without saying that the Red Devils would like to give the Dutch U21 international the opportunity to play in the championship.

After Chong only appeared twelve times in all competitions in the 2019/20 season, he was temporarily allowed to leave Old Trafford last August when he moved to Werder Bremen.

The winger’s season in the Bundesliga was canceled at the beginning of the year due to lack of playing time and sent to Club Bruges for the rest of the season.

Chong helped the Belgian team win the Jupiler Pro League in May by providing three assists in 10 games.

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Joshua Cole from GIVEMESPORT says …

This could turn out to be a fantastic deal for Birmingham as Chong undoubtedly has great talent that Bowyer could nurture.

With Jadon Sancho playing for United next season, the 21-year-old has fallen further down at Old Trafford and will have to move away to support his development.

After earning a respectable WhoScored game rating of 6.76 for Club Bruges last season, Chong will now be determined to prove his worth in a new league.

While the winger may take some time to adjust to life in the championship, he could become a key player for Birmingham over the coming season.

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