Exclusive: Birmingham City in advanced talks to agree 23-yr-old new deal

EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Birmingham City goalkeeper Connal Trueman is in advanced talks over a new deal at the club, Football Insider understands.

Trueman is in the final year of his contract at St Andrew’s and the Championship outfit want to secure his future by tying him to a new long-term contract.

A Birmingham source has told Football Insider that discussions with the 23-year-old over an extension are advanced and the club are hopeful of reaching an agreement imminently.

Trueman, who has been at Birmingham since 2007, has come through the ranks at the club and he made his first-team debut last season.

He started the first two games of the Championship campaign and then played back-up to No.1 keeper Lee Camp for the remainder of the season.

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The athletic shot-stopper is highly-regarded at Birmingham and he is again set to feature for the first team this season under new manager Pep Clotet.

The Spaniard has made it clear that he regards Trueman highly and sees him as a key member of his squad going into the new season starting this weekend.

In other Birmingham City news, it can be REVEALED that the club are plotting to raid a Premier League side for one of their forwards this summer.