Birmingham City snap up defender Renedi Masampu
Birmingham City have signed Renedi Masampu on a free transfer.
Birmingham City have bolstered their Under-23s side by landing the defender, as announced by their official club website.
Masampu, 22, last played for National League South side Dulwich Hamlet and has now earned himself a move to the Championship.
The full-back had trials at League One duo Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth, as reported by Birmingham Live.
They both decided not to hand him a deal in the end to pave the way for the Blues to swoop in now.
Masampu has said: “I’m delighted to have signed. To play for a big Club like Birmingham City brings me a lot of joy and I look forward to the challenge ahead.
“It’s a great group – everyone has been extremely welcoming and kind. I know what I have to do and I am determined to keep improving.”
Career to date
Masampu started out in non-league with Metropolitan Police before he caught the eye of Chelsea.
The Premier League side snapped him up after he impressed them on trial in 2017 and he spent a couple of years on the books at Stamford Bridge.
He was released by the Blues in 2019 and has since had spells at Whyteleafe FC and Dulwich Hamlet.
Masampu is now linking up with Birmingham’s development squad on a permanent basis and it will be interesting to see how he gets on for Steve Spooner’s side.