Wales manager Rob Page makes Jordan James transfer prediction after Birmingham City relegation

Wales manager Rob Page has predicted a Premier League future for Jordan James following Birmingham City's relegation to League One.

James has become a regular feature in Wales' midfield over the last 12 months and enjoyed a goal-laden season in the Championship, despite Blues eventually dropping out of the trapdoor. The 19-year-old scored eight goals in 42 Championship matches last season.

He is expected to depart St Andrew's this summer but Blues will be able to command a hefty fee due to James having one year, plus a year's option, remaining on his contract. James was the subject of bids from Italian side Atalanta in the January transfer window.

Page, who has launched James' international career, believes the midfielder is capable of making the jump up to the Premier League.

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“I think he has proven at top international level, against top midfielders in Croatia, to name one team, [that] he is more than capable of playing at that level as a [number] six,” Page told the BBC. “I know there is definitely interest. I would not be surprised if he is gone. We will have to wait and see.”

In addition to Atalanta, Fiorentina have also been linked with James in the past six months. Premier League clubs Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers have also been credited with an interest.