Birmingham City are excited about their capture from Manchester City - Eddy Gnahore.

The talented youngster caught the eye of Alex McLeish but was tipped to head to France with no fewer than five Ligue 1 teams on his trail.

The Ivorian, 16, has signed a five-year contract with Brum and plays as a defensive midfielder.

The obvious downside to City splashing out on big-name captures, such as Patrick Vieira last week who plays in Gnahore's position, is that some of their younger talent will feel disillusioned about their own prospects of breaking into the team - even in the longer term, says the News of the World.