Craig Gardner re-joined Blues on loan from West Bromwich Albion in January 2017, five-and-half-years after leaving the Club.
The midfielder penned a three-year contract with Blues at the end of the 2016/17 campaign., for an undisclosed transfer fee from the Baggies.
Gardner, who was previously signed by Blues for £3 million back in January 2010, spent a successful 18 months at St. Andrew's.
He made a total of 52 appearances and scored 11 times, before being sold to Sunderland in the summer of 2011 for £6 million following Blues' relegation from the Premier League.
He was also a key player in Blues' historic run to Carling Cup success in 2011.
During his three seasons with Sunderland, Solihull-born Gardner made a century of appearances and scored 14 goals, before moving back to the Midlands to link up with West Bromwich Albion, where he turned out 85 times for the Baggies and found the back of the net 14 times.