Republic of Ireland youngster Ryan Burke has been offered a two-year contract by Birmingham City.
The news was confirmed on Wednesday, with Burke being one of the youngsters to be offered a professional deal by the Championship outfit.
Burke, 18, arrived at Birmingham from St. Pats in July 2017 and the club’s official website has called the defender ‘a mainstay of the Development Squad’.
Goalkeeper Zach Jeacock and midfielder Caolan Boyd-Munce are also amongst those to be offered professional deals by the Blues.
Burke took to social media on Wednesday to reveal his delight and that led to a number of the Birmingham supporters hailing the teenager.
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The first team might be going through a tough period, but the Blues are looking ahead and Burke will be hopeful of featuring for Garry Monk’s side over the next 12 months or so.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to the contract news can be seen below:
— Richie O’Farrell (@RichieOFarrell) March 20, 2019
Well done Ryan, well deserved ??
— Rob Shelley (@shelleyer18) March 20, 2019
— Frazer Solomon (@FrazTweets_) March 20, 2019
Good luck lad, let’s see you in the first team soon! ?
— Nevaldo (@Nevaldo77) March 20, 2019
— BrummieJoe (@BrummieJoeHD) March 20, 2019
Congrats Ryan…onwards and upwards
— James Scott (@Jamesscott89Com) March 20, 2019
Well done @r_burke3. Will you be fighting it out with Kristian and Steve Seddon I wonder? 🙂
— thegmugroup (Birmingham City F.C.) (@thegmugroup) March 20, 2019
Congrats mate, future is bright
— John Cavanagh (@cavz9) March 20, 2019