Promising Newcastle United and Leeds United linked starlet signs professional contract with Championship side
Newcastle United will have to pay a substantial transfer fee or otherwise miss out on an England Under 18 international they were linked with earlier this month.
Birmingham City prospect George Hall, 17, has signed his first professional contract at St Andrews amid reports linking him with more than one Premier League side.
Newcastle United, Leeds United, Southampton and Brighton were all mentioned but the attacking midfielder has not had his head turned by the rumours.
Hall has made eight appearances between Birmingham’s Under 23s and Under 18s teams this season, scoring once for each side.
His form saw him called to the England Under 18s national squad in October and for their fixture away to the Netherlands.
Hall made two further appearances for the Young Lions squad this month in victories over Belgium and Portugal in the Pinatar Tournament.
The Birmingham born midfielder has been with the club’s academy since the age of seven.