Birmingham City: Akwasi Asante signs new one-year deal

Akwasi Asante

Birmingham City's Akwasi Asante has signed a new one-year contract.

The 20-year-old striker is a graduate of the St Andrew's academy but is yet to play a first-team game for the club.

He spent the final month of last season on loan at League One Shrewsbury Town, scoring once in seven appearances and also had a spell spent time with Northampton Town in January 2012.

The Ghanaian's deal is initially for one year, but Blues have the option to extend it for a further season.

Birmingham remain in talks with midfielder Wade Elliott, defender Jonathan Spector and goalkeeper Colin Doyle, who were all offered new contracts at the end of the season.

Asante follows teenage full-back Amari'i Bell and young defender Will Packwood in signing new one-year deals.