Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett says the club have secured their biggest signing of the summer in keeping Demarai Gray at St Andrew's.The 19-year-old has signed a three-year contract extension to stay with the Blues, despite numerous bids having reportedly come in for the youngster.
“From the minute I walked into the club again, you could tell he was a special talent," he told bcfc.com.
"He came back probably more focused this season. He came back slightly different physically, he looks a little bit bigger, he looks a little bit taller.
"And I just think to get him on a longer term contract just gives him that little more of a settled situation so he can play his football better.
"I think he is looking at another season where hopefully he gets 40-odd games and advances again.
"I'm really, really looking forward to working with him once more and I would think - without being disrespectful to anyone - it is our biggest signing of the summer so far, a fantastic deal for us."
Gray has made more than 50 appearances for the Blues in his relatively short career so far - scoring seven times - and has also won three international caps for England’s Under 20s.