Report: Jonathan Spector set to return to the USA, possibly Chicago

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by JACK HAZZARD

Birmingham City’s longest serving player is set to depart.

Blues manager Gianfranco Zola has announced that United States Men’s International defender Jonathan Spector is set to leave the club after receiving multiple inquiries from the USA.

“The right back position was not our concern or focus to change because I am very happy with the ones I have got,” Zola said. “But there might be a request for Jonathan Spector to go back home and that case is something I have to consider.

“He has been a very loyal player for this club, in six months his contract is going to be up and if we can help him with something we will try to do that, he deserves that. I cannot say about the team but there might be the possibility that Jonathan will be going back home and that’s the reason why we are active in that position – possibly in this transfer window.”

One possible destination is Chicago, with Fire beat reporter Guillermo Rivera naming the Eastern Conference side, amongst other interested parties:

Spector joined Birmingham City in 2011 after spending five years with Premier League side West Ham United. Since joining The Blues, Spector has made well over 150 appearances for the club in all competitions. The Illinois native has 36 CAPS with the United States Men’s National Team.