Manchester City quoted 12m for Nathan Redmond

How much! Blues aim to fend off City interest in teen Redmond with 12m asking price

Manchester City have been put off a move for up-and-coming Birmingham winger Nathan Redmond after the Blues slapped a 12million price tag on his head.

The Premier League leaders were last week considering a January move for the 17-year-old, but at about half the price now being asked for at St Andrews.

Redmond burst onto the scene in August 2010 when he became Birmingham”s second youngest debutant at the age of 16 years and 173 days.

True Blue: Nathan Redmond is rated as highly as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

True Blue: Nathan Redmond is rated as highly as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The tricky wide man has featured seven times in the Championship this term, while also excelling in the Europa League, including an assist in a man of the match performance against Maribor earlier this month.

After that game, Redmond said: “It”s one of the better games I”ve played. I”m constantly trying to develop my career and training with the first team week in and week out is helping me do that, so every chance I get in front of the fans I”ll take it.”

The teenager is rated as highly as 18-year-old Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who last summer joined Arsenal, and cash-strapped Birmingham believe they have every right to ask for the same transfer fee – 12m – secured by Southampton, according to the Daily Mirror.