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Birmingham City FC Player Profiles

Posted 2nd August 2012 at 09:53 am

Born in Amsterdam, Asante began his footballing career as an Academy player with Dutch side Haarlem.

At the age of 13 the striker moved to the UK with his family and was spotted by Blues scouts, who signed him to the club's Academy.
Asante is technically sound, strong, has an abundance of pace and an ability to score a goal.

During a single under 18s game against Spurs in October 2010, Asante scored five of the goals in a 6-0 win.

He made his first-team debut on 25 August 2011 as a late substitute in Blues' Europa League play-off second leg victory against Portuguese side CD Nacional.

At the end of December 2011 Asante joined League Two side Northampton Town on an emergency youth loan.
Asante penned a new one-year deal with Blues in the summer of 2013.

During his month-long stay with the Cobblers he made four appearances and scored one goal, which came in their 2-1 away win at Morecambe. He spent a further spell out on loan at the end of the 2012/13 campaign with Shrewsbury Town, where he made seven appearances and scored once.

In July 2013 Asante returned to Shrewsbury Town on an initial one-month youth loan. His playing time with the Shrews was limited by injury and he returned to Blues in August 2013 having made just one league appearance.

Career History