Mphela eyes Blues switch

Quick forward attracts interest from Premier League club

Mphela: Eyes Blues switch

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South Africa striker Katlego Mphela is hoping to move to Birmingham City this summer.

The 25-year-old Mamelodi Sundowns forward has caught the eye after leading the line for Bafana Bafana during the World Cup, and the Premier League outfit are thought to be interested in bringing him to England.

Mphela was the top scorer in the South African top-flight (PSL) last season and scored against France in the final Group A match on Tuesday.

The Blues have already strengthened their forward line with the transfer of Nikola Zigic, and Mphela is hoping to join the Serbian at St Andrews.

"I'm focused now on going overseas," he said in the Birmingham Mail.

"I didn't want to think about it during the World Cup, but now it becomes my focus.

"I don't think I want to play PSL again. It is time to move on.

"I spoke to my manager and I understand Birmingham are still interested and want me to come over.

"We'll just wait for the details to be sorted out as to when I will go over, but I don't want to wait. I want to go now while I am in form and ready."

Birmingham finished in the top half of the Premier League last season after an excellent campaign, and they have money to spend following the arrival of Carson Yeung.