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Blues swoop for Isaac Vassell

Isaac Vassell.

The highly-rated striker has penned a four-year contract.

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The Club has today signed Isaac Vassell from Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.

The highly-rated striker has penned a four-year contract.

Vassell has been given squad number 11 and is eligible to make his Blues debut in Tuesday’s home game against Bolton Wanderers.

Vassell, 23, spent only one full season at Luton but his performances marked him down as one of game’s most exciting talents.

Blessed with searing pace, Vassell was being watched by a host of other clubs but Blues acted decisively to bring him to St. Andrew’s.

Vassell, a cousin of former Aston Villa and England striker Darius Vassell, was born in Newquay and came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle.

He made 10 appearances for the Pilgrims and after being released by the Home Park club resurrected his career at Truro City.

He scored 28 times in 98 games, firing Truro to promotion from the Southern Premier Division and then qualification for the National League South Play-Offs.

His transfer to Luton came after a two-week trial, with their chief recruitment officer Mick Harford instrumental in spotting him.

In 2016-17, Vassell netted 14 goals from 53 appearances and helped the Hatters to the League Two Play-Off Semi-finals.

He netted in the first leg 3-2 defeat at Blackpool before Luton drew the Kenilworth Road return 3-3.

This season he played in both Luton league matches, finding the back of the net twice in their stunning 8-2 opening day victory over Yeovil Town.

Vassell becomes Blues fifth signing of the transfer window after David Stockdale, Marc Roberts, Cheikh Ndoye, with Craig Gardner's loan being made permanent.

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