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Blues Linked With French Forward Sy

Reports in France have linked Birmingham City with young French forward Ambeurco Sy, who plays for US Fleury-Mérogis of the CFA 2.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a good first season in the French fifth tier, scoring five goals and creating three more in twelve games for the Essone-based team.

Despite his small stature – he is only five foot six inches tall and weighs eight and a half stone – there has been reported interest in the player from France and Spain with Bastia, Lens, Lorient and Getafe all linked with the player along with Blues.

The diminutive Frenchman cites Manchester City players Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez as his heroes and models his style of play on them.

Sy’s agent has told the press in France that he is due to meet with Birmingham City officials this week.


23 Responses to “Blues Linked With French Forward Sy”

  • Blue Steve says:

    He looks like a prospect. I would much rather we were linked with Ross McCormack though. He was 2nd top scorer in the Championship with 19 goals only 25 and is currently out of contract! Whether we can afford his wages though is another story. KRO,,

  • viperblue says:

    I was under the impression that we under transfer embargo????

  • I understand we can still sign players but until the accounts are released we can’t register them to play.

  • Paul Carter says:

    ‘in the French fifth tier’

    :) :) :) :)

  • Daddybluenose says:

    I got a question for ya with all this agro over accounts and supposed lack of money coming in I would like to know what ever happened to Beijing Armstrong international and the new company blues were setting up “Birmingham China” that was supposed to bring in money and revenue from media and advertising?

  • Arthur says:

    Sounds like he is a very similar player to Zigic then!!

  • Daddybluenose says:

    So Just another big up to give fans hope that never happened. I know no one wants anything to harm the club but surely it’s time for the FA to step in and start sorting out whats going on behind the scenes at the club. I mean Carson Doesn’t seem to be able to uphold his end of the fit and proper owner requirements of the club and BHI personally I think they should change their name back to its original name because I can’t see any positives fir Birmingham being associated with the company. We need new owners that can be honest and upfront with the fans after all we’re bluenoses and we’ll keep right on being bluenoses no matter what.

  • Masaccio says:

    Daddy, why would the FA step in? It’s not like we’re a southern team or a team from the North-East or West. They seem preoccupied with all football bar the midlands.

  • Jay Sidney says:

    So many questions here.

    -“Reports from France” – how accurate are these reports?

    -“Fifth tier” of French football – what sort of standard is that?

    -Even then, what sort of players are likely to want to be “registered” to a financially troubled club knowing in advance they can’t even be sure when they might be eligible to actually play?

    -Good shout from Daddy but what is the real likelihood of the FA seriously examining what is going among those who currently hold the stewardship of BCFC and are running the club into the ground?

    -A while back Peter Pannu announced a new investor had been found. Really? So what is happening there?

    -Would I be something like right in thinking that it is at least likely that any possible new owner (if this “new investor” does not materialise) will wait quietly in the background to see if Blues do go into administration (where no reliable source is claiming this is imminent) to avoid having to get saddled with a load of debt and pay way over the odds to buy the current owners out?

    – Does anybody know what happens if the club’s outstanding accounts are not published by the end of this month?

    • almajir says:


      1) the link is included in the article. Judge for yourself.

      2) Well, the fifth tier of English football would be Conference National. I should imagine the french setup isn’t far away from similar levels of ability.

      3) Your guess is as good as mine. However, it makes sense that the club makes an effort to look for players as the embargo is supposed to be lifted soon

      4) no chance – look at Portsmouth, Coventry amongst others. Cov are in a much worse state than we are.

      5) I’ve heard nothing further so your guess is as good as mine.

      6) Again, your guess is as good as mine

      7) contrary to what Daddyblue said, there are no further sanctions to be put in place by the league with regards to the delay in accounts – as confirmed by the football league themselves when I asked them.

  • Daddybluenose says:

    It is my understanding Jay that technically the hierarchy has until July 2nd to publish the accounts without the threat of further sanctions.

  • Jay Sidney says:

    Thanks for replying, Daddybluenose, it is appreciated. A bit concerned by the word “technically”, though, as those with their backs firmly to the wall (i.e. the current Blues board) not infrequently use various technicalities to hide behind, drag things out and try to buy more time when the chips are really down…

    “The fifth tier of French football is the equivalent to (sic) the Afghan premier league”, eh? Neither enlightening nor amusing, then…

  • andy says:

    To set the transfer embargo straight. Blues can bring a player in, only on the condition they sell a player, and the player they want to bring in is worth less than the player sold. Thats how it works to my understanding. Isnt it about time the club stood firm, like they did when Man City showed interest in Redmond, and put a £12 Million price tag on Butland too?

    • almajir says:

      Andy – you’re not quite right.

      I put the full spec on here a few weeks ago. Blues are allowed only to sign players at the discretion of the league. Nothing about transfer value, nothing about anything – it’s purely down to the league’s decision.

      Now there is an intepretation that if we sell a player and replace them with a cheaper one, like Pompey did, that will be allowed. However, this is purely an intepretation and it comes back to the League’s discretion.

  • andy says:

    Thanks for that info mate, i didnt see ur article on the embargo, but thanks for making it clearer to me.

  • cecilFW says:

    He is the Aguero of the French conference. To get that into perspective, I am the Phil Taylor of the Yardley British Legion.

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