General view before the start of the match Birmingham City Women v Tottenham Hotspur Women, WSL football match, Sportnation.Bet Stadium, Solihull, UK - 04 Dec 2019 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

Highly-rated teenager the latest player to leave Birmingham City

Birmingham City’s ever-increasing list of summer departures has had another name added to it with teenage midfielder Freya Gregory having announced that she is leaving the SportNation.bet Stadium.

The 17-year-old made four appearances at first team level for Birmingham City during the 2019/2020 season while she has also represented England at Under-17 level.

Gregory took to Twitter to confirm her departure earlier today and she thanked the club staff, her teammates, and coaches for their support during her time with the Blues.

Where Gregory will be playing her football next season remains to be seen but the teenager is one of many prodigious young footballers to come out of the Birmingham City academy system and it won’t be long before she is snapped up.

This announcement follows the recent news that left-back Adrienne Jordan and midfielder Brianna Visalli are leaving Birmingham City in order to join OL Reign and Houston Dash respectively. It is too early to say whether there will be a similar exodus to the one seen at the SportNation.bet Stadium last summer, although the early signs do not look good.

England international Lucy Staniforth’s is another player whose future remains in the air after she handed in a transfer request last summer and with her contract now set to end.

Birmingham City are not the Barclays FA Women’s Super League club with the highest number of departures so far this summer, however, you have to wonder whether the side would be able to survive another rebuild after the first one proved somewhat unsuccessful with the club dropping seven places this season compared to 2018/2019.

It is a tough time for Birmingham City fans and they will be hoping for news of some fresh faces in the coming weeks.

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