Birmingham City are desperate to keep 13-year old wonderkid Foday Nabay at the club, with the youngster a transfer target for Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.
Nabay is widely seen as one of England’s top young prospects, and has already been compared to the Citizens’ Ivorian star Yaya Toure. The Sierra Leone-born youngster however is yet to decide whether to stay at St. Andrew’s, or leave for a bigger club, and has been in talks with a host of clubs regarding a possible move.
Birmingham, for their part, have offered Nabay all that they can, handing the player a two-year registration and a full scholarship. They have also promised Nabay a place in the first-team much faster than he would get one at bigger clubs, which could be a deciding factor in the player’s final decision.
However, if the player does leave, then the Blues will be entitled to a tiny training compensation of £65,000-£85,000, which would be disappointing returns on a player who they have developed into one of the country’s biggest talents.
Nabay, despite his young age, was called up by the England Under-16 side last year.