Birmingham City’s Emilio Nsue is set to leave the club to join APOEL in Cyprus according to a report from the Birmingham Mail.

Nsue has not been at Birmingham for very long, he only signed for them last January, but like many players before him he has fallen afoul the many managerial changes that have happened at St Andrews. He was signed by Gianfranco Zola but he wasn’t long for the job and now Steve Cotterill is the head coach. And with Cotterill favouring summer signing Maxime Colin, Nsue has found his first team opportunities limited. And it could soon get worse should Carl Jenkinson return to fitness soon.

But it appears that Nsue will get a chance to return to the first team when he leaves Birmingham for Cyprus. Reports have linked him with a move to APOEL in the Mediterranean country where they need a new right-back. The Cypriot club, who recently took on the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, lost their usual right-back Zhivko Milano to injury and with him set to be out for the season, they have been looking at Nsue and could sign him by the end of the month.

For Birmingham this could be an ideal situation. Birmingham need to shift players off the wage bill if they want to bring in more players and getting rid of a player that does not play much for them so they can bring in a new potentially key player would be a fantastic thing to happen for them.

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