Simy on Birmingham radar

Simy Nwankwo


Birmingham City are reported to have “opened talks” with Italian club Salernitana over the signing of striker Nwankwo Simy.

The Nigerian, who has scored 31 goals in his Serie A career so far, has been capped four times for his international team including two appearances at the 2018 World Cup.

Despite manager John Eustace admitting this week that it’ll be difficult to add more players to his squad in the final two weeks of the transfer window, hopes still remain high after the sale of Ryan Woods to Hull City.

Simy is one of only two African players to have scored 20 goals in a Serie A season, a feat he pulled off with FC Crotone in the 2020/21 season – the other being Samuel Eto’o in 2010/11.

Italian journalist Nicolò Schira took to Twitter on Friday morning to claim that talks have been opened between both clubs.

He wrote, “Birmingham City are interested in Salernitana’s striker Nwankwo Simy. Opened talks.”

Simy was left out of the Salernitana squad that lost 1-0 to AS Roma in their Serie A opener last weekend and has been omitted from the squad to face Udinese which further fuels speculations about his impending exit.