Birmingham City midfielder Diego Fabbrini would like to make his loan move to Italian Serie B club Spezia a permanent one in the summer according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 26-year-old once-capped Italian international midfield ace joined The Little Eagles on a loan deal in January with a view to a permanent deal at the end of the season.

It has been reported that Fabbrini has enjoyed his time back in his homeland and a permanent move to Spezia is more than likely to proceed with Birmingham City set to receive a transfer fee of close to £1.5 million for the player’s signature.

Fabbrini started his career in Italy with Empoli whom he represented in two separate spells before moving on to play for Udinese and Palermo.

In summer 2013 the midfielder joined then Sky Bet Championship club Watford on a permanent deal and went on to make 29 appearances for The Hornets although the player was soon loaned back to Italian club Siena before also spending time on loan at Millwall, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough.

In January 2016, Fabbrini joined Birmingham City in a deal which saw The Blues pay their biggest transfer fee in five years. The player has made just 23 appearances for the club before again returning to Italy to join Spezia on loan.

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