Report: Birmingham want to sign Bright Enobakhare from rivals Wolves

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Bright Enobakhare seems unlikely to be playing Premier League football with Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton Wanderers any time soon.

Brightt Enobakhare of Wolverhampton Wanderers  during a pre-season friendly between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ajax at Banks' Stadium on July 19, 2018 in Walsall, England.

Birmingham City are interested in signing Bright Enobakhare from Midland rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, according to the Birmingham Mail.

It is not often a club sells one of their most promising youngsters to a bitter rival. So Birmingham might have a real challenge on their hands tempting Wolves to let Enobakhare make the short trip from Molineux to St Andrews.

A jet-heeled forward who left his native Nigeria for England’s second city six years ago, Enobakhare only signed a new 12-month contract extension with Wolves earlier this summer after an exceptional, six-goal loan spell at Coventry City.

 

There is certainly room in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad for a striker blessed with pace, power and the ability to gallop up the patch at top speed, leaving defenders choking in his dust.

But, with Enobakhare omitted from Wolves’ pre-season tour of Asia, the chances are that the 21-year-old’s future lies elsewhere after over half a decade at Molineux.

Bright Enobakhare of Wolves during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swansea City at Molineux on January 6, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

Birmingham City are reportedly interested, though they will have to match the £600,000 offer Coventry have put on the table. The Blues do have plenty of money to spend though after selling Che Adams to Southampton for £15 million (BBC).

Replacing Adams, Birmingham’s top scorer and talisman is easier said than done. But, like Southampton’s marquee summer signing, Enobakhare will arrive at St Andrews brimming with natural talent and the potential to be a fearsome attacking presence at Championship level.

Che Adams of Birmingham celebrates after he scores the third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy...

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