April 1, 2013 by Made In Brum
Blues growing list of young stars just got longer with the confirmation that Koby Arthur the 17-year-old from Ghana who has been with the club only a few months as signed a 2 year deal despite interest from Clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea.
Koby was spotted plying his trade in the lower leagues for Northampton Based Woodford United after coming from his home country Ghana 12 months ago, but teenager is now firmly in the future plans of Blues manager Lee Clark after putting in some top displays for the development squad in recent matches and was given a squad number in February so good was the impression he has made.
Clark talking about Koby said
“I have been hugely impressed with Koby and he has now become involved with the first team group on a daily basis,”
“He has a big future ahead of him and he fits the bills in terms of my philosophy of building a young, hungry and talented squad here at Birmingham City.”
Blues Academy manager, Kristjaan Speakman, added: “It’s testament to the recruitment department . . . through a network of contacts and scouts we have managed to identify and recruit the player in a competitive arena.
“Furthermore, the staff have been fantastic in making Koby feel welcome, going out their way, easing the transition to life at the Academy.
“I’m sure that this combined with the manager’s philosophy is why he has chosen to commit himself to Birmingham City FC.”