O'Shea can operate on the right side of midfield or as a striker
Birmingham have signed winger James O'Shea from League of Ireland side Galway United for an undisclosed fee.
O'Shea, capped three times by Republic of Ireland Under-21s, has signed a two-year deal at St Andrew's with the option for a further two years.
"James is a quick young winger with good feet," said Blues boss Alex McLeish. "He's a good young prospect we hope can be a future star."
O'Shea, 20, was top scorer for Galway last season with 10 goals.
Dublin-born O'Shea is following a similar path to fellow Irishman Keith Fahey, who joined Birmingham from St Patrick's last season, and McLeish is hoping his latest signing can have a similar impact in the future.
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