English Championship team Birmingham City are reportedly keeping tabs on Dutch left-back Bjorn Meijer with the possibility of making a move when the transfer window resumes in the coming weeks. The interest of Birmingham City in the young Groningen player was confirmed by the report from Voetbal International which stated that the Championship club watched the left-sided defender in action for the Dutch u-19 team during the international break this month. He featured for the Netherlands in games against Cyprus and Moldova.
Meijer is a left-back who can also do a very good job as a left wing back and he broke into the first team squad at Groningen towards the end of last season. In addition to making his debut last season, he has played four times for the club this season.
The aforementioned media outlet stated that Birmingham City have not made an offer for Meijer. It was confirmed to Dutch media portal Voetbal International by the club’s technical director. Mark-Jan Fledderus is the Groningen technical director and he said that the Championship team has not made a bid in their quest to sign Meijer. Birmingham City have a well known interest in Meijer but they have not been able to back their interest up with an offer.
Meijer has less than two years on his current deal at Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie with the option of another year. To this effect, a decent transfer fee would be required to prise the youngster away from his team.
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer has already hinted that there could be no money to spend on transfers in the January transfer window and this news might affect the club in the bid to sign Meijer at the start of next year. Groningen will definitely not let one of their most promising players leave the club without getting a transfer fee to reflect his status.