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Birmingham City to rival Cardiff City in move for 27-year-old

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Birmingham City are set to rival Cardiff City for the signing of Callum O’Dowda this summer.

According to Birmingham Live, the Blues are keen to bring the 27-year-old to St Andrew’s in the upcoming transfer window.

It had been previously reported that Cardiff were one of seven clubs interested in the Irishman following his departure from Bristol City.

Birmingham have been revealed as one of the other six clubs monitoring the situation around O’Dowda.

The other five clubs remain unnamed, but there is clear interest from Championship sides in the services of the former City winger.

The Irish international spent six years with the Robins before announcing his departure from Ashton Gate at the end of the current season.

Injuries plagued O’Dowda’s season, leaving him to only start 16 times in the league for Nigel Pearson’s side this campaign.

The winger appeared 160 times for City during his time at the club, scoring eight times.

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He moved to Bristol City in 2016 from Oxford United and during his time at the club became an Irish international.

But now he is expected to make a decision on his future within the next week, with up to seven clubs now scrambling to earn his signature this summer.

The Verdict

Birmingham will face stiff competition to earn the signing of O’Dowda against the likes of Cardiff.

But it would be an exciting signing if the club can pull it off.

The winger has plenty of Championship experience, will have something to prove to his old club and will add an extra dynamic to Birmingham’s attack.

His flair and skill will be a useful addition to the team, who could use that extra level of creativity going forward.

Birmingham will need to exploit the free agent market in order to boost their chances of avoiding a relegation scrap next season, so fans will be hoping this is a sign of things to come.

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