SWANSEA City have had a bid accepted for Birmingham City’s highly-rated teenage winger Nathan Redmond.
The Swans confirmed today that they have been given permission to discuss personal terms with the England Under-21 international.
Redmond, 19, is a target for “six to eight” Premier League teams according to Birmingham manager Lee Clark, with only two offers accepted so far.
Norwich are the other top-flight club to have their bid accepted for Redmond, who made 42 appearances for the Blues last season and played in all three of England’s matches at this summer’s Under-21 European Championship.
Redmond, who is currently on holiday, has not yet opened contract negotiations with the Swans, but his manager Clark admits the starlet may have to leave St Andrew’s.
“The truth, me being transparent and not speaking out of line, is that there are six to eight Premier League clubs interested in Nathan. That’s in various different ways,” said Clark.
“Sometimes you get a call from an agent, then get a call from the player’s agent, sometimes you get an enquiry from a fellow manager.
“Now what we have had are three bids, two that have been accepted and one that hasn’t been accepted. And now it’s up to Nathan if he wants to speak to those two clubs and see if it’s right for him.
“What those other clubs have to do who haven’t put bids in yet is get to the level where the other two are at.
“It’s another one where you don’t want to lose the player, but you understand the reasons why he has to go. Unfortunately that’s where we are at the moment and we have just got to get on with it.”