Nico Gordan, is bidding farewell to the club, as he heads for an permanent transfer to America.

The 21-year-old centre defender, who was once considered a promising talent and a potential academy player for the first team, has faced a tumultuous period at Birmingham City, ultimately leading to his departure.

Journalist Jon Arnold revealed on Twitter  first revealed that Gordan would be joining North Texas SC, the MLS Next Pro affiliate of FC Dallas.  With now the club officially confirming his departure from St Andrews.

Gordan played 15 games for the club, scoring one goal since his debut back in 2020. However, his promising career was marred by off-field issues, resulting in his unavailability throughout the entire 2022-23 season. Seeking a fresh start, Gordan joined National League side Solihull Moors in the 2023-24 season but experienced a challenging spell, featuring in only one game and earning a red card. During his loan spell, he earned six caps for the Montserrat national football team. Eventually, Birmingham recalled him from his loan spell in early January.

Reflecting on Gordan’s departure, it’s sad to witness the premature end of what could have been a decent career at the club. His early promise was showing, and was tipped to be the next academy player to emerge into the first team, with the likes of Jude Bellingham, Jordan James, George Hall, Alfie Chang and more recently Romello Donovan. However, circumstance off the field among other contributions paid the price and leaves fans disappointed with what could have been for the young defender.

As Nico heads to Texas, it can be the potential start for an fresh start and a chance to start clean in his football career. Although it didn’t work out at blues, bluenoses will hope his fortunes changes in his new club and can reembark his promising career in America.