Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet has said he expects a conclusion very soon regarding Birmingham City trialist midfielder Josh McEachran.

Free agent midfielder Josh McEachran has been training with Birmingham City over the course of the past few weeks as he looks to earn a contract having been released by fellow Championship side Brentford earlier this summer.

Now, providing the latest update on McEschran’s situation at the club, Pep Clotet has said he expects a decision to be made very soon. Speaking to Birmingham Live, he said:

“Probably there is going to be a development soon but nothing new at the moment. He trained very well, he has made a positive impact and I expect a conclusion this very soon.

“I cannot say much, at the end of the day it’s the club that makes it happen or doesn’t make it happen.”

Birmingham City teammate Harlee Dean – who McEachran played with while they were at Brentford together – is hopeful that a deal can be completed to bring the free agent in. Speaking last week, he heaped praise on McEachran, saying he is the best player he has ever played with.

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“I think he is probably the best player I have ever played with technically. 

“You don’t play for Chelsea at 17 in the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti and not be a good player on the ball. He’s the best player I have played with, he can see passes, he can break three lines with a pass, he can take it anywhere and give it to anyone.

“I think he would be a really good addition because he gives us something a bit different.”

McEachran came through the youth academy at Chelsea and spent most of his time with the Premier League side out on loan in the Football League. He spent stints with Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan Athletic, also heading to the Netherlands with Vitesse Arnhem for a spell as well.

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He left Stamford Bridge to join Brentford in 2015, joining the Bees on a permanent basis. In his time at Griffin Park, the 26-year-old played 101 times, scoring one goal and providing seven assists in his four years with the club, spending much of his time at the club in and out of the side through injury problems.


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