Birmingham City’s move for Kristian Pedersen appears to be edging closer as his current club have already signed his replacement.

The defender looks set to join the Blues this summer and there have been photo’s of him at St Andrews appearing online in recent weeks.

Garry Monk’s former club Leeds United were also thought to be keen on a move for Pedersen, but it looks as though the Blues manager has got one over on his former employers.

Pederson currently plays his football for 2. Bundesliga side Union Berlin in the second tier of German football.

He is predominantly a left back, but he can also be deployed as a left winger if need be.

Berlin have just signed Ken Reichel from Braunschweig and he is being touted as Pedersen’s replacement by the German media.

The 23 year old spent time in the lower leagues of Danish football before being signed by Berlin in 2016.

During his two year spell in the German capital Pedersen made 52 appearances for the club, scoring a single goal.

He has also been capped five times by the Denmark U21 National side, and will be hoping to catch the eye of Åge Hareide during his time with Birmingham City.

Garry Monk currently has Jonathan Grounds at his disposal in the left back position, so the signing of Pedersen would provide squad depth as well as healthy competition.

After narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day of last season, Garry Monk will be hoping to build a squad challenging at the top end of the table and the signing of Pedersen is a step in the right direction.


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