West Ham United have completed the signing of Birmingham City midfielder Reece Brown on a one-month loan. He joined the club on trial yesterday but has officially signed for a month before deciding to make it permanent.
Although the news has yet to be officially confirmed by either club, West Ham co-owner David Gold revealed on Twitter this morning that Brown is now a Hammer. He isn’t expected to contest for a place in the first team, but shall remain training and playing with the development squad, who are coached by Terry Westley.
Yesterday we covered the story regarding a potential trial move for Brown after a featured in a recent Under-21 match for the Premier League outfit. He lined up alongside former Barcelona and Arsenal man Alex Song in the centre of midfield, and impressed.
We have taken Birmingham's Reece Brown on a month-long loan to watch the England youth international before deciding to sign him. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) January 6, 2016
The 19-year-old, who was born in Dudley, has been making a name for himself on the international scene with the England Under-20 side in recent times. Last season he enjoyed a brief loan spell and gathered a taste of first-team football with Notts County. However his spell was cut short because of injury.
He is clearly a youngster with a very bright future and the fact he doesn’t have much first-team football under his belt, but has still managed to earn a loan move to a Premier League club can only be viewed as a major positive for his future development.