Leonardo Dos Reis signs

I am very excited to be joining the Club.

Leonardo Dos Reis

Blues can confirm the signing of Leonardo Dos Reis.

The Spanish forward joins from FC Barcelona, having recently spent time on loan with UE Cornellà.

He has also represented the Spanish national team at Under-16 level.

Dos Reis will go into Steve Spooner’s Under-23s squad.

And having put pen to paper on a deal with Blues, Dos Reis spoke to about his move to the West Midlands.

He said: “I am very excited to be joining the Club. I’m excited to move to England and hopefully one day play to in this league.

“I like English football, it’s a lot more physical than Spanish football. It’s very different to the style of football back in Spain and I think it will suit me here.”

The Spaniard also explained how his compatriots are helping him settle in and his targets with Blues.

He said: “I’ve been made to feel very welcome since I arrived and I’m very happy with my teammates. It is much easier for me to settle in with players like Oriol Soldevila and Miguel Fernandez. They have helped me a lot.

“I played at Barcelona for five years. It’s one of the best teams in the world and it’s a very good feeling to have played for them. But now I am excited and very happy to be here.

“My objectives are to work my way up into the First Team and make the fans happy.”

The signing is subject to international clearance.