Birmingham City are releasing three players this summer including Tomasz Kuszczak as confirmed by the club website.
With the end of the season now here, clubs across the country are announcing their retain lists, the lists of players who will be leaving the team at the end of their contract and the ones who have been offered new deals. Birmingham have now confirmed the players who will not be staying with them for next season and three players will be departing.
The biggest name to be leaving St Andrews this summer is Kuszczak. The former Manchester United goalkeeper signed in 2015 from Wolves and had been the first team goalkeeper in the West Midlands for a few years. But he soon lost his first-team place at the Blues and while he had a run during the Autumn, the fact he has not played for them since November meant this release was always likely. The club did have a one-year extension option clause with Kuszczak but decided not to activate it.
The other two players set to leave Birmingham are Greg Stewart and Cheikh N’Doye. Stewart had signed for Birmingham back in 2016 from Dundee but ended up being sent out on loan this season, having an impressive stint with Kilmarnock before moving onto Aberdeen. N’Doye had signed in 2017 from Angers but ended up returning there on loan this season due to pressures on the club from Financial Fair Play. He also had a one-year extension clause in his contract which Birmingham decided not to activate.